The transit of Venus is over.
There will be a re-run in eight years. :)
My dad, with John Philip Sousa’s “Transit of Venus March” playing in the background, reported a few minutes ago from Newington, CT: “It was an overcast and cloudy morning in Newington, but I was able to view the Sun between the clouds, and I was able to see the little dot, [the] disc of Venus, crossing the Sun, nearing the end of its transit. … So it was successful, and a very fine thing to see.”
No further word yet from my mom, beyond her initial post stating that she was en route to Central Park after seeing the sunrise — but not, with her naked eye at least, Venus — from Washington Heights.
More on the transit later in the day. For now, here are articles from CNN and the AP. Here’s a gallery of transit photos from the AP and Reuters, and here’s an excellent bunch of photo galleries from www.8june2004.org.