As I unfortunately didn't capture the moment I have searched the web for some fab pictures. I made a discovery which pleases me and makes me very proud. I didn't know this because even though I love the history of science I am a chemist and not directly involved with any field which does study the universe. My wonderful discovery was that back in 1639 the first transit of Venus was observed by a local (to me) amateur astronomer from Salford named William Crabtree. I found a beautiful painting of him making this very observation and here it is. I wish I could find out who painted it so I could give him proper credit.
|(Credit: Shellee/WV Outpost)|
Facebook has an entire page devoted to this so you can find more gems there
|(Credit: nj.com/Bullit Marquez)|
|(Credit: HD image by NASA Goddard)|
|(Credit: Douglas Brown/The Denver Post)|