Venus moves across face of sun
Rare sight for astronomers
SKY watchers were treated to a rare event today as planet Venus moved across the face of the sun as viewed from Earth.
The transit was a very rare astronomical event that would not be seen again for another 105 years.
Observers in North and Central America saw the event start just before local sunset.
The UK and the rest of Europe, the Middle East, and eastern Africa had to wait for local sunrise today to try to see the closing stages of the transit.
The planet appeared as a small black dot moving slowly across the sun to those lucky enough to view the event, which lasted six-and-a-half hours.
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