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Venus Creates Planetary Spectacle

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.

June 5, 2012 9:22 PM