Around Washington, D.C., the breaks in the clouds were few and far between. But for those able to catch a glimpse, the clouds provided a dramatic surrounding, the gray and black clouds offering stunning contrast against the luminous sun.
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Time lapse of transit
All photos and the above video in this section courtesy NASA
U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO) images
The sun briefly emerges through the clouds at the USNO in NW Washington, D.C. The black speck in the upper right portion of the disc is Venus. Photographed by HP Tuttle (submission via reader gallery) .
The clouds meant a small crowd at the viewing event at the USNO. Three telescopes were set up for viewing. Photographed by HP Tuttle (submission via reader gallery).
The 5-inch Alvan Clark Transit of Venus Telescope at USNO (Jason Samenow)
Jason Samenow is The Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.