Images of the sun as the planet Venus crosses in between us and the sun! Taken with my Canon Powershot digital camera and sun-gazing filter, as I sat atop a levee overlooking the Mississippi river in Baton Rouge, LA. Venus can be seen as a dark dot in the upper right corner of the sun. The other dark spots on the sun, I learned from an LSU Physics and Astronomy student who sat next to me during the event, are sun spots, where the sun is ultra-active! Yes, the sun has spots and blemishes too!