Silhouetted Venus reminder of solar system’s size ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page SDO/NASA via Getty Images In a NASA image, the SDO satellite captured a ultra-high definition image of the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. ANGELIKA WARMUTH/AFP/Getty Images A hobby astronomer pointed his telescope at the yellow disk of the rising sun as he observed the transit of Venus in Ziegenhain, Germany. JOHAN NILSSON/AFP/Getty Images A seagull was silhouetted in front of the sun where planet Venus (black spot up right) crossed at sunrise in Malmo, Sweden. ANGELIKA WARMUTH/AFP/Getty Images Venus could be seen as a black spot in front of the sun in the early morning in Hamburg, Germany. Lee Jin-man/Associated Press A young boy used a pair of binoculars with special filters to observe the transit of Venus at the National Science Museum in Gwacheon, South Korea. INDRANIL MUKHERJE/AFP/Getty Images Skywatchers looked through protective eyewear in a futile wait for a break in the clouds during overcast skies in Mumbai. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images A boy along with others wore special goggles to watch Venus crossing the sun's face in College Park, Md. Peter Komka/Associated Press The larger black dot, top right, is the planet Venus as it crossed the face of the sun as viewed from Budapest. Kevin Frayer/Associated Press A bird landed atop the Taj Mahal as Venus began to pass in front of the sun as visible from Agra, India. JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images The Venus transit as seen from Los Angeles. MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images From New Delhi, India. Romeo Ranoc/REUTERS Students used a welding mask and eclipse glasses to watch the Venus transit from Manila. Erik De Castro/REUTERS A Filipino student used negative film strip to watch in Silang, Philippines. Jorge Duenes/REUTERS A helicopter flew past in Tijuana, Mexico, as Venus made its transit. Dmitry Lovetsky/Associated Press From Losevo village, north of St.Petersburg, Russia. Mark Duncan/Associated Press Spectators at Edgewater Park in Cleveland watched the transit.