This photo is from much earlier in the year when Venus and Jupiter were cozy together in the sky. The reason why I chose this image for today is that on tuesday of this coming week, the planet Venus will transit in front of the sun as seen from earth. This is a very rare occurrence. The transits happen in pairs 8 years apart. These pairs though are separated by more than 105 years. The next time to see a transit happen will be 2117 and before 2004 it was 1882. More on this tomorrow
Another interesting event in the next couple days is a partial lunar eclipse visible from most of North and South America as well as East Asia.
On another note entirely, congratulations to SpaceX on their more than successful flight last week. More on that later as well.