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Last Updated: Tuesday, 8 June, 2004, 08:10 GMT 09:10 UK
Transit of Venus: Your pics
Th planet Venus crosses the face of the sun
The planet Venus is making a very rare passage across the face of the Sun.

The so-called transit of Venus began at about 0620 BST (0520 GMT) with the planet's tiny black disc edging over the bright limb of our star.

The phenomenon continues for about six hours, ending around 1224 BST.

People are being warned not to watch it directly as the sun's rays could cause irreversible damage to the eyes.

It is recommended people attend an organised viewing where the transit will be projected on to a screen.

Will you be watching the event? Send us your pictures or recording. You can submit single images or a series of pictures.

How to submit a picture

So if you think you have a photograph or video worth looking at send it to BBC News Online.

If you want to e-mail it to us, send it to yourpics@bbc.co.uk .

Don't forget to include your name and some background information as to what the image is about and why you took the picture at the time. If you want more information please contact our Picture Editor at the above email address.

If you submit an image, you do so in accordance with the BBC's Terms and Conditions.

In contributing to BBC News Online you agree to grant us a royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to publish and otherwise use the material in any way that we want, and in any media. (See the Terms and Conditions for the full terms of our rights.)

It's important to note, however, that you still own the copyright to everything you contribute to BBC News Online and that if your image and/or video is accepted, we will endeavour to publish your name alongside it on the BBC News website. Please note that due to operational reasons this accreditation will probably not be possible with video. The BBC cannot guarantee that all pictures and/or video will be used and we reserve the right to edit your comments.

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