Hope some of you caught the Venus transit today, an event in which the planet travels across the face of the sun, appearing as a small, moving dot on its surface from observers on Earth. Don’t worry, if you missed it though – the next one is only in 100 years or so.   I woke up pretty excited to catch it on film, or at least image it through a piece of paper or burnt glass – instead I got this. Oh, well at least some folks have been a lot luckier than me or some other ZME readers, and caught some incredible frames of the Venus transit.

Click on the photos for a magnified view.

Venus nearing the sun, as it preps to leap towards transit.

Venus nearing the sun, as it preps to leap towards transit.

Venus moves to pass across the sun, in this image captured by Japan's Hinode satellite on June 6, 2012. (c) REUTERS/JAXA/Handout

Venus moves to pass across the sun, in this image captured by Japan’s Hinode satellite on June 6, 2012. Photo by Jaxa

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