Looking at the Sun
It appeared that New Yorkers were not going to be able to see the transit of the planet Venus across the sun, but just before the transit was over the sun broke through the clouds and Yvette Lee Kang was able to catch a glimpse of the transit on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in New York. A transit of Venus occurs when the planet passes directly between the sun and earth. This alignment is rare, coming in pairs that are eight years apart but separated by over a century. The next Venus transit will be in December 2117.
Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls