Viewing the Transit of Venus. Don’t miss the June 5th Transit of Venus
— the next one won’t occur until the year 2117. Here are some tips to view it safely.
Transits of Venus are among the rarest of predictable astronomical phenomena. They occur in a pattern that repeats every 243 years.
Can I watch it?
Yes. Local viewing times are here. In the eastern US it begins at 6.03pm and ends at 12.51am. Astute readers will note that viewing in the east will necessarily be cut short; the sun is not visible at midnight. True, but thanks to Nasa, you can watch the entire breathtaking transit here. Nasa’s live coverage begins at 5.45pm ET.
Live Feed – http://venustransit.nasa.gov/transitofvenus/