Transit of Venus the morning cram [give me freedom edition] By Gary Pitts • Jun 5, 2012 "What do you need?" NPR reports the Chinese artist Yang Weidong is travelling his country asking "what do you need?". The answer; freedom. Transit of Venus By Gary Pitts • Jun 5, 2012 wikipedia.org The Transit of Venus, which is when the planet Venus passes between the Earth and the Sun, occurs this evening. In our region, the best time to view the transit is around sunset. The visible passage is expected to begin around 5:00 P.M.