07 June 2012 16:43 | By MSN UK News
2012 Transit of Venus: in pictures

Skywatchers around the world enjoy the incredibly rare celestial event



Skywatchers around the world enjoy the incredibly rare celestial event (© REUTERS/Jorge Duenes)
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  • Skywatchers around the world enjoy the incredibly rare celestial event (© REUTERS/Jorge Duenes)
  • A helicopter is seeing flying across the face of the sun at the same time as the planet Venus (© REUTERS/Jorge Duenes)
  • The planet Venus makes its transit across a setting sun over the Pacific Ocean in Encinitas, California (© REUTERS/Mike Blake)
  • A plane is seeing flying past the planet Venus as it makes its transit across the sun over Vienna (© REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader)
  • Schoolchildren look at the planet Venus moving across the sun at Sydney's Observatory (© REUTERS/Daniel Munoz)
  • An image from Nasa showing the planet Venus transiting across the sun (© REUTERS/Nasa/AIA/Solar Dynamics Observatory/Handout)
  • A person watches Venus moving across the sun outside Salt Lake City in Utah (© REUTERS/Jim Urquhart)
  • A view of the planet Venus moving across the sun as seen from New Delhi in India (© REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)
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