Transit of Venus

2004.06.08 Venus Transit, Celestron 8" Ca...

2004.06.08 Venus Transit, Celestron 8″ Catadioptric Telescope (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Another astronomical eye-fest is happening in June.  The planet Venus and Earth will be alined in the right places so that we can see Venus transit the Sun.  A transit occurs like an eclipse (see yesterdays post).  Venus will be traveling across the surface of the Sun and it will be viewable to us here in the United States.  For more information on how to safely view the transit I recommend you go here.

Warning!!! Never look directly at the Sun, it will blind you.  Check out the resources at the link above for safe ways to view the transit.

– Ex astris, scientia –

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