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Indian sky watchers witness the Transit of Venus


A rare celestial spectacle, the Transit of Venus, unfolded in the morning sky across India yesterday.

Scientists and amateur astronomers alike peered into the heavens to watch Venus passing between Earth and the Sun, appearing as a small black disc sliding over the Sun's surface. The unusual event was visible all over India, including at the Taj Mahal and Delhi, but clouds restricted views in some northern areas.

The next Transit of Venus will not take place until 2117.