The Transit of Venus is a rare astronomical phenomenon where Venus appears as a small dot gliding across the sun. Before you even attempt to observe the transit of Venus, a warning: NEVER stare at the sun through binoculars or small telescopes or with the unaided eye without the proper safety equipment. Doing so can result in serious and permanent eye damage, including blindness.
Recreation of the 1882 transit of Venus from old photographs
What to expect
Transit of Venus sparks international transit of poets
Links to art exhibits and contests to celebrate the transit: