2012 Venus Transit - Pictures Around the World
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2012 Venus Transit - Pictures Around the World

Manila : Philippines | Jun 05, 2012 at 7:35 PM PDT
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(Check It Out! Photos!) Here are exclusive images and photographs as the latest phenomenon for the year 2012 as Venus travels across the sun.

Millions of eyes around the world turn into the sky on Tuesday and early Wednesday to witness the rare transit of Venus in the face of the sun.

The entire transit was seen from the western Pacific Ocean, northwestern most North America, northeastern Asia, Japan, the Philippines, eastern Australia, New Zealand, and high Arctic locations including northernmost Scandinavia, and Greenland.

The next Transit of Venus will come again after 105 years from now, in 2117.

According to Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute researcher, Sul Ah Chim, he hoped people see life from a larger perspective, and not get caught up in their small, everyday problems. When you think about it from the context of the universe, 105 years is a very short period of time and the Earth is only a small, pale blue spot.

Images courtesy of AP, Getty Images & Reuters.

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Venus, bottom, crosses the sun in Sydney, Australia Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
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  • Venus, bottom, crosses the sun in Sydney, Australia Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

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  • The planet Venus starts its transit across the sun as seen from Newcastle, Australia June 6, 2012.

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  • People wait to view the transit of Venus across the face of the sun on June 5, 2012, in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. 

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  • People are silhouetted as they watch Venus passing between the Sun and the Earth in Panama City June 5, 2012.

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  • Clouds partially obscure the sun during the transit of Venus on June 5, 2012 as seen from College Park, Maryland. 

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  • Venus is silhouetted as it passes in front of the Sun, observed from Gifu, central Japan on June 6, 2012. 

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