The NASA SDO satellite captures a ultra-high definition image of the Transit of Venus across the face of the sun at on June 5, 2012 from space.
A boy along with others wears special goggles to watch Venus crossing the sun’s face on June 5, 2012 in College Park, Maryland.
The planet Venus passes before the sun, a very rarely-seen event, on June 5, 2012 near Orange, California.
A astronomy enthusiast using his mobile phone, takes a photo of Venus sliding across the sun, off a projection, from a weather observatory in Manila.
Venus (top R) viewed as a small black dot, passes across the sun in the sky of Rome early on June 6, 2012. Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses June 6, to watch Venus slide across the sun — a rare celestial phenomenon that will not happen again for more than 100 years.
Davinia Troughton and Joshua Howes wear special goggles to observe the Transit of Venus from the High Line park in New York City.
The last transit was in 2004 and the next pair of events will not happen again until the year 2117 and 2125.
Israeli children use tinted glasses to watch the transit of Venus across the face of the sun in the Israeli coastal Mediterranean city of Tel Aviv.
Another NASA image of the transit of Venus.
A boy looks through a telescope to see Venus transit across the Sun at the Obuda observatory in Budapest.
Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses June 6, to watch Venus slide across the sun — a rare celestial phenomenon that will not happen again for more than 100 years. Other small dots on the right of the photo are called sun spots.
Amanda Fear (L) and Sebastian Paquet wear solar viewing glasses as they share a rare kiss as the planet Venus transitsacross the face of the sun at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California.
A man uses his iPhone to photograph the planet Venus passing in front of the sun from a live feed from the coelostat telescopes at the Griffith Observatory, one of the largest and most-visited public solar observatories in the world, in Los Angeles, California
A man in Singapore uses special glasses to watch the transit of Venus across the surface of the Sun.
The transit of Venus is seen making its way across the Sun off a screen at Caltech in Pasadena showing NASA’s live feed from Hawaii
An Indian women in New Delhi uses special glasses and filters to observe Venus as it passes in front of the Sun.
The transit of Venus involves the planet Venus crossing in front of the sun. The last time it was seen in California was 1882 and the next pair of events will not happen again until the year 2117 and 2125. The transit of Venus across the sun has been seen only seven times since the telescope was invented.
A Pakistani man in Islamabad uses an X-ray to observe Venus as it passes in front of the Sun.
The transit was witnessed by sky-watchers across the world. And in case you missed it, we’ve assembled photos of the event taken from places as far as Israel and Singapore, as well as some fantastic images from NASA satellites. You can see the images in the slideshow above.
And after the jump, a fantastic time-lapse video of the transit by NASA: