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Venus Transit of 2004: 52 Photos of Rare Celestial Sight

Venus and the Passing Airplane

Yannick Le Garrec

An Airbus 320 (Paris-Madrid) passes exactly in front of Venus' disk near the moment of the second contact. This image was taken by Yannick Le Garrec from Cerny, France on June 8, 2004.

Catching Venus

Kosta Sterev

The photographer, Kosta Sterev, captured the Venus transit on the palm of his hand in Poole, England on June 8, 2004.

Venus Transit Through Clouds

Pencho Markishky

This image of the June 8, 2004, Venus transit was taken by Pencho Markishky in Shumen, Bulgaria.

Transit Through the Fog

Mark Alsip

This image is of the 2004 Venus transit seen through fog. It was taken by Mark Alsip from Richmond, Kentucky on June 8, 2004.

Transiting the Sunrise

Raul Melia and Ivan Bustos Fiero

This image was taken on June 8, 2004, at the Observatorio de Cordoba Argentina by Raul Melia and Ivan Bustos Fiero.

Black Drop

Giancarlo Ubaldo Nappi

The transit, or passage, of Venus across the face of the sun was seen by Giancarlo Ubaldo Nappi in Belo Horizante, Brazil on June 8, 2004.

Venus in Green

Aleksandra Jasar Miklavcic & Kapler Sabina

This image is of the 2004 Venus transit, taken by Aleksandra Jasar Miklavcic & Kapler Sabina in Ljubljana, Slovenia on June 8, 2004.

Just After Sunrise

Blaine Bittman

Blaine Bittman took this image of the transit, or passage, of Venus across the face of the sun in Port Colborne, Canada on June 8, 2004.

Venus and Bird Transiting the Sun

Marek Marcinkowski

A bird crosses the sun along during the 2004 Venus transit. This image was taken by Marek Marcinkowski from Pokowice, Poland.

Venus Transit through High Cirrus

Ferry Doerfel

This image of the June 8, 2004, transit of Venus was taken by Ferry Doerfel in Paderborn, Germany.

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