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People across the world turned to the skies to watch as planet Venus made a rare trek across the face of the Sun. It will not happen again until 2117.
The crew of the International Space Station have been capturing images of Planet Venus' transit across the Sun.
NASA have tweeted links to some of these pictures taken by space station flight engineer Don Pettit.
The Planet Venus is moving across the face of the Sun in a rare astronomical event that will not happen again until 2117.
This video contains footage from NASA and AFP.
Live coverage of Planet Venus' rare transit of the Sun can be watched here on the NASA TV website.
Venus begins to pass in front of the sun, as visible from New York during the transit of Venus.
One of the rarest astronomical events will take place in the early hours of Wednesday morning when Venus passes directly between the sun and Earth.
The transit will take six and a half hours from 23:00BST.
You can watch coverage of the transit of Venus on the following websites:
See the map in more detail here.
Skywatchers on seven continents, including Antarctica, will be able to see all or part of the Venus transit:
- Should only be observed with telescopes outfitted with solar filters to protect the eyes
- Internet will be a hub of activity, with live video and pictures from an armada of space- and ground-based observatories
- Even astronauts aboard the International Space Station are joining in the event
Space station flight engineer Don Pettit said: "I've been planning this for a while," in a NASA interview. "I knew the transit of Venus would occur during my rotation, so I brought a solar filter with me."
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The planet Venus has moved across the face of the Sun in a rare astronomical event that will not happen again until 2117.