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Behold The Transit of Venus In Photographs

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Yesterday, millions of people the world over (and a handful of astronauts, over the world) looked to the skies to watch Venus inch its way across the face of the Sun for the last time in over a century.

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Some pretty spectacular photos have been popping up since the transit began less than a day ago. Here are a few of our favorites (make sure you click for hi-res versions). You can also check out countless beautiful user-submitted images on flickr and SpaceWeather's Realtime Image Gallery.

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The black disc of Venus becomes visible against the Sun's corona in this far-UV photograph of the planet's approach, photographed from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory

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NASA's SDO satellite's first image of the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun

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The transit as seen from Earth in Budapest, Hungary (Peter Komka/AP)

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Venus in transit, as seen from the banks of the Ganges River in Varanasi, India Rajesh Kumar/AP)

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Watching the transit of Venus on an image projected through a telescope (Bikas Das/AP)

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The transit of Venus as seen through the clouds at sunrise in Sofia, Bulgaria (Nikolay Doychinov/AFP - Getty Images)

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The transit as seen from NASA's SDO

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captures the path Venus across the face of the sun.

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A bird alights atop a dome of the Taj Mahal as Venus begins its transit (Kevin Frayer/AP)

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Corpore Metal

For me it will have to be photos and videos because it's cloudy here in Jet City and I don't have the proper view equipment anyway.