The rare spectacle of Venus passing across the face of the sun took place June 5. Take a look at the rare occurrence, which previously last occurred in 2004. The phenomenon won’t happen again until 2117.
June 5, 2012Eight-year-old Alex Olling smiles as he uses makeshift sunglasses to watch Venus crossing the sun's face in College Park. Astronomers around the world trained their telescopes on the skies Tuesday to watch Venus pass in front of the sun, a once-in-a-lifetime event that will not be seen for another 105 years. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images