ZAGREB (Croatia): Venus (black spot top right) crosses the sun’s face during the transit of Venus on Wednesday at sunrise in the village of Klake, some 30km from here. Astronomers and novice star-gazers worldwide trained their eyes and telescopes on the skies for the last chance this lifetime to observe Venus track a near seven-hour path across the sun. The event, only to be seen again in 105 years, began on Tuesday, visible first from the Pacific and north and central Americas as a small black dot trailing across the solar surface.
When Venus travelled between the earth and the sun, it is called a “transit” and it appears as a small disc gliding in front of the sun.
“After this year’s transit of Venus, the next one is expected in December 2117, the previous pair of transits was observed in December 1874 and December 1882. —Sources:—AFP