I watched the Venus Transit through my special glasses that we used for Eclipse Day. After blinking several times, I realized that what I thought was a mote in my eye was a beauty mark on the sun. Venus was very tiny to my naked-but-well-protected-eye (no melted retinas here.)
Oh, but look what Nasa caught with their far superior-to-the-naked-eye technology! Look at the sun! Wow! So angry. So mesmerizing.
Venus is one brave lady.