For those of us who didn't get to see it in person...check out the BBC's slideshow of various shots sent in yesterday as the transit took place in view for much of the globe to see (whether at sunrise, sunset, or the duration of transit depending on location). The slideshow is pretty cool given it's international and shows photos from as close as New York as well as Europe and down under in Australia.
|Venus at sunset with a palm tree in view. Photo from Billy Mallery, as delivered via twitter.|
The transit of Venus occurs twice within eight years -- it last occurred in 2004 -- but after it's twice in eight year occurrence it doesn't happen again for another 105 years. That cycle can vary to over 130 years depending on planetary movement around the sun, as well as their angle of rotation around the sun, but the cycle generally is four transits within a 243 year cycle (generally two in eight, the other two farther apart).