venus transit.

Day 157 of 365+1: a picture a day for a year.

The big dot on the left is Venus, the other smaller flecks/dots are sun spots.

Venus got it’s 15 minutes of fame (or, really, about seven hours). The transit of Venus across the face of the sun happens in pairs more than 100 years apart. Since the last transit was in 2004, today was your last chance to catch it until 2117. Venus is Earth’s hot twin and they are almost identical in size so this is about how Earth looks in comparison to the sun. These pictures were taken at an observatory just outside of Houston, Texas. We had partly cloudy skies, 90 degree temps and 80% humidity. I just feel lucky that I got to see this event in my lifetime. It made me realize just how small everything is in comparison to the universe.

Notice the diversity- everyone wanted in on this once-in-a-lifetime party!

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