Millions of people watched the Venus transit for the last time for this century on Tuesday evening. The six-hour and 40-minute journey was worth the incredible images it produced.
These are CultureMap's favorite photos of the transit from around the world.
Houstonian James Jackson was able to capture the transit from his backyard. He used an 8-inch Celestron telescope with a Canon 5D Mark III.
People were able to see the transit through different kinds of telescopes.This photo was taken by Chris Samuel in the town of Emerald in Victoria, Australia, using a Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Image of Venus in transit across the Sun from NOAA Satellite.
NASA provided an ultra-high definition image of the transit across the face of the sun from space. Who knew the sun was this beautiful and intricate?
Venus Transit of the sun taken in Canada just before sunset. Zoomed 94X. Taken by Hamilton, Ontario, Weather.
Colin Levy's co-worker brought a telescope to work in Oakland, California. Venus' transit is incredible to witness!
Looks like Colin should thank his friend for such a great view!
NASA astronaut Don Pettit was aboard the International Space Station on the day of the transit. Pettit was able to get the shot since he brought a solar filter for his camera.
The image is captured through the European Space Agency-built "cupola."
It's lucky that Zoomed Out found a telescope to capture the Venus transit. Seems like they zoomed in instead, if you ask me.
Diane Foulks of Hawaii was able to capture the transit with her iPhone! Isn't it crazy how much cell phones have advanced?
Chris Calubaquib, a student in California, captured the sun saying its goodbyes through the trees. What a wonderful shot.
Transit of Venus on an island shrine. Taken by Claire Grant. I think most of us would have enjoyed seeing it from this view!