Posted 2:33 PM 6/5/2012 : Transit of Venus events in Tucson today
TUCSON - After today, it's a sight that won't be seen in southern Arizona skies until the year 2117.
At 3:09 PM this afternoon, the "Transit of Venus" will take place as Venus tracks across the face of the Sun. As a result, Venus will create a small dark spot over the Sun, making it look as if the Sun has a hole punctured in it. There are several viewing events going on in Tucson today, according to the University of Arizona. To view a complete list of viewing parties, click here.
UA's Mount Lemmon Sky Center will also be live streaming the "Transit of Venus" online starting at 2 PM. Click here to check out the live stream.
NASA is also streaming the Transit live, with expert commentary - click here to view that livestream.
Much like the solar eclipse of a few week ago, do not look directly at the Sun when viewing. Make sure to have a solar viewer or solar goggles, which can be purchased at either the UA Flandrau Science Center or Starizona at 5757 North Oracle Road.
If you are able to take pictures of the Transit of Venus safely, upload them to our KVOA.com galleries! Click here to get started.
Image courtesy: NASA
Check out the latest events FC Tucson has scheduled.
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