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Venus, seen through Ben Hanson’s 8-inch Celestron Schmitt telescope, passes in front of the sun near the sun's northern pole during a rare "transit" Tuesday afternoon. Numerous disturbances on the sun’s surface called sunspots were also visible to observers and can be seen below Venus.

Photos: ‘Tiny black dot on the sun’

Posted: June 6, 2012 - 8:38am  |  Updated: June 6, 2012 - 3:18pm
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Megan Whittom and Emma Lawson use special glasses during a visit to Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna to look at Venus as it passed. The transit took about 7 hours and won’t happen again for another 105 years.
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