1. WOW!

    Venus Creates Planetary Spectacle

    Clouds partially obscure the sun during the transit of Venus June 5, 2012 as seen from Riverside Park on the west side of Manhattan in New York.   Astronomers around the world are training their telescopes on the skies to watch Venus pass in front of the Sun, a once-in-a-lifetime event that will not be seen for another 105 years.    AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA        (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Unless you think you’re living for another 105 years, this was your shot at spotting Venus. The tiny dot moving across the sun was just that—the planet Venus—on Tuesday, as millions reportedly went out to catch a glimpse at a phenomenon that won’t happen again until 2117. Venus made a rare passage between Earth and the sun beginning around 6 p.m. EST Tuesday evening, drawing thousands of observers to the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reported. Watching parties were taking place around the world, and American viewers can a glimpse on the West Coast as late as 10 p.m. PST.

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