The planet Venus made an once-in-a-lifetime transit of the Sun last week, but a French astrophotographer got exceptionally lucky because he also photographed the Hubble Space Telescope crossing the Sun at the same time.
Usually the planet Mercury is difficult to see on Earth, but for the rest of March and into April 2010, it will be highlighted just below and to the right of the planet Venus in the northern latitudes.
The more astronomically-minded of you might be aware of this already, but there is going to be a transit of the sun by Venus this coming Tuesday! It (or part of it) will be viewable from almost everywhere - to see when you can see it you can look here.In case this makes no sense, here is a picture: (source)And this Tuesday is the last time it will happen until 2117.
The planet Venus will be brilliantly shining in the early night sky for the early part of May 2012, as it approaches closer to our home planet Earth. Observe it on a clear night with binoculars or simply your naked eyes.