VENUS CREATES RARE SKY SHOW
There is also a link for tips on safely watching the Transit of Venus – DON’T watch it without protecting your eyes!! Please enjoy this AP article on their site by clicking above or below…
by Alicia Chang – Associated Press
from The Weather Channel
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a spectacle that won’t repeat for another century – the sight of Venus slowly inching across the face of the sun.
So unless scientists discover the fountain of youth, none of us alive today will likely ever witness this celestial phenomenon again, dubbed a “transit of Venus.”
It’s so unique that museums and schools around the globe are hosting Venus viewing festivities – all for a chance to see our star sport a fleeting beauty mark. Even astronauts aboard the International Space Station plan to observe the event.
Venus will appear as a small black dot gliding across the disk of the sun. As in a solar eclipse, do not stare directly at the sun; wear special protective glasses.
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