Transit of Venus—Tuesday, June 5, 2012
There is a transit of Venus in early June. Venus will pass between the Earth and the Sun, and appear as a small dot slowly crawling across the face of the Sun.
Never look directly at the Sun. Safe viewing is paramount. Always use appropriate safety equipment to view the Sun. This can be:
- Eclipse glasses (available at the Pacific Science Center Store and www.rainbowsymphony.com)
- #14 Welders goggles
- A pinhole projector (make: http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/how.html)
Do not use stacked sunglasses, smoked glass, or rely on cloudcover to protect you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I watch it from Seattle?
Pacific Science Center Courtyard – http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/Education/Programs/join-us-for-two-major-celestial-events
Solstice Park in West Seattle – http://www.alicesastroinfo.com/2009/06/solstice-park-west-seattle/
What time should I look from another city?
When is sunset for another city?
Oh no! It’s cloudy!
- Live broadcast http://www.exploratorium.edu/venus/
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