… is that it is a gentle (yet utterly awe-inspiring) reminder of the vast scope of our universe. It is a planet nearly the size of the Earth so far away that it is rendered as nothing more than a pinprick silhouette upon the surface of the sun. And that, in itself, suddenly lends a humbling perspective to our own distance from the sun and the vast size of that celestial body of fusion and flame.
It is a sight which is literally mind-boggling. Looking at that tiny dot of Venus, our brains simply cannot process the reality of what we’re seeing: Regardless of what the rational side of our brain may be capable of appreciating in that moment, our eyes nevertheless refuse to interpret that black splotch as a planetary mass.