Atort Photography snapped this photo of Venus in front of the sun.
Barrington photography company Atort Photography captured this incredible image of venus traveling between earth and the sun. Tuesday's event marked the last time Venus will cross the sun (as seen from Earth) for 105 years.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event.
A little after 5 p.m. Tuesday, residents of North America will have an opportunity to witness one of the rarest predictable celestial events: a transit of Venus. Often referred to as the "Evening Star" or "Morning Star," Venus is the brightest natural object in our sky after the Sun and the Moon. As the second planet from the Sun, it's closer to the Sun than the Earth is. A "transit" of Venus occurs when Venus passes between us and the Sun in such a way that we can see Venus's silhouette backlit by the Sun's brilliant light. It last happened in 2004, but it won't happen again until 2117. Unless you plan to shatter some human longevity records, this is probably your last chance. Were Venus either large enough or close enough to block out …