The transit of Venus was June 5th, 2012. I went out and bought some filters so I could watch it. I was psyched.
Unfortunately the weather in Boston was terrible that day; there was complete cloud cover. So I could see nothing. So disappointing!
I ended up watching a live webcast of the transit while I drove home.
It is going to be another 105 years until this happens again, so crashing my car would have been worth it, right? Safety note: the transit of Venus looks a lot like a red street light, so stop if you see it.
I didn't crash. I made it home and found that Venus had traveled farther than I had.
Then I made a startling discovery. I found the missing piece. It was up here all along!!!
I guess the day turned out OK in the end. I'm going to win a Nobel prize for this.