THE AUSTRALIAN, AFP
SYDNEY - Venus and the Sun have put on a show for skywatchers, in a rare astronomical event that will not be seen again for another 105 years. The nearly seven-hour transit of Venus moving across the face of the Sun was best seen from the far northwest of America, the Arctic, the western Pacific, and east Asia -- although cloud cover spoiled the rare opportunity for many around the world, including parts of Australia and much of Europe, AFP reports.
Australia took special significance from the planets passage, as "it was Captain James Cook's travel to Tahiti to see the transit in 1769 that preceded his finding and landing on the east coast of Australia", the daily newspaper The Australian reports.
Watch stunning images of the traverse in the video below.
<p><a href="http://video.theaustralian.com.au/2242720736/Transit-of-Venus-creates-stunning-images">VIDEO: Transit of Venus creates stunning images</a></p>