Venus transits across the Sun (11 images)

The planet Venus made a slow transit across the face of the sun on Tuesday, the last such passing that will be visible from Earth for 105 years.
Updated: June 6, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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The planet Venus shows up as a speck on the lower right hand side of the sun as it sets behind the Marin Headlands from San Francisco on June 5, 2012. The transit of of the sun by Venus will not occur again until 2117. UPI/Terry Schmitt
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