The next time Venus will transition in front of the sun will be 2117. Chances are if you are here when that happens, you're not alive yet. Who knows, maybe I can make it to 134 years old... If you're not going to make it that long, then you might as well check out the awesome pictures and videos from Tuesday. Here is a great video from the Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Since clouds really ruined D.C. area skywatchers last night, many took to TV and the internet to see the spectacle.
Here's a picture taken by one of our viewers showing the transit through the clouds. I really wish it would have cleared out, but I guess we can wait until next time! It's ok, Mercury transits the sun in 4 years, so at least we have that to look forward to!
- Photo of the Venus transit