Venus in Transit

Author Emily Dietle

My focus is on state-church separation & social issues. I'm an avid reader, and feel that one of our most valuable tools is the free movement of information and ideas. | @emilyhasbooks

There are some things worth sitting without air-conditioning in Houston traffic for. Viewing the last opportunity in my lifetime to view the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun is one such event, and it happened yesterday!  Phil Plait, @BadAstronomer, requested and received pictures from all over Earth and I highly recommend checking out some of those, because the picture I snapped of the transit looks akin to a fly on a dinner plate. For more images and information, visit NASA’s extensive coverage.

Curious about my necklace? This galactic creation is handmade by Amy Davis Roth,
the force behind Surly-Ramics- it’s “Art You Can Wear” ®