First photo: Hawaii was the only state on Tuesday were viewers could see the entire six hours of the transit of Venus, a rare celestial event where the planet Venus passes between Earth and the sun. Those with proper eye protection or pinhole devices could see the little black dot of Venus pass across the sun, as in this photo taken at Kamaole III Beach Park.
Second photo: Kihei's Sasha Chuidian looked through special eye-protecting glasses to see the phenomenon, which won't occur again for another 105 years, while at Kamaole III Beach Park.
Third photo: Also at the beach, Chuck Dyson (left in photo) of Los Angeles got a close-up look, sharing views of the transit through his telescope. He said he shipped the telescope to Maui for the big event and was surprised to find out the shipping bill was $450. "I'm lucky my wife didn't kill me," he joked.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo