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Venus Transit: A Global Viewing Party

As Venus started its orbit between the sun and Earth on Tuesday afternoon, WSJ readers turned to the skies and to this live NASA stream of the event: We asked readers where they were watching the Venus transit from and were pleasantly surprised at the global response.


  1. Here's the initial tweet we sent out on Tuesday night: 
  2. And here are some of your responses ...

    On our blog post, WSJ readers left these comments: 
  3. Jose Quintero wrote:

    thanks, I’m watching the transit of Venus from Venezuela.

    Omar Velázquez wrote:

    This is great. México

    Pauline wrote:

    Watching from Dominican Republic

    TAW wrote:

    Alaska… Anchorage and have the glasses…

    Andrew wrote:

    watching from toronto!

    Belinda wrote:


    Raphael wrote:

    Chapel Hill, North Carolina getting a glimpse of this astronomical phenomenon!

    Best Family wrote:

    Perfect conditions in Yorba Linda, CA. Glad to have seen Mercury a few years back as well.

    Peter wrote:

    I watch this live stream from Germany … Greetings from Stuttgart

    GEEKITA wrote:

    I am watching it from Austin,Tx !!! \m/

    bob wrote:

    watching from Plano TX

    Patrick wrote:

    from Auckland, New Zealand

    cherise wrote:

    Nottingham, england, in bed, i should be asleep! it’s 1:45am.

  4. Across Twitter and Facebook, we also saw these responses ...

    From the U.S.: 
  5. From Down Under: 
  6. South America: