On June 8th, in a tiny village in Slovakia, Tomas Maruska took a picture that is beyond rare. It shows Venus and the International Space Station (ISS) transiting the Sun at the same time.
Date: 8 Jun 2004
The double transit was visible only inside a narrow corridor a few hundred meters wide. And it was brief. The space station crosses in the Sun in a split second. Maruska knew when and where to look thanks to the predictions of Thomas Fly, an expert forecaster of ISS transits.
The image was taken in the village of Stupava, north of Bratislava, Slovakia.
Image Copyright: Tomas Maruska 2004