Don't miss out, folks! Tuesday, June 5, is the last chance you'll have to experience the Transit of Venus! I know, some of you have been waiting for years (eight to be exact) for this astronomical event to occur, and this will be the last transit in my (and presumably your) lifetime. Don't miss it!!
For those of you that are not astronomically savvy, the Transit of Venus is when Venus passes directly between the earth and the sun. The event happens in eight year pairs, but there is over a century between the pairs. The last transit occurred in 2004, and the next one won't occur until 2117. This transit will occur in the evening of June 5 for all of North America; early morning of June 6 for Europe, half of Africa, and part of Asia and Australia; and the entire transit will be visible for those in the Pacific Ocean and half of Australia. Sorry, to most of my South American and western African friends, you will not be able to view the transit at all :-(
Now, if you don't already have a Transit of Venus party on your calendar, you are welcome to come and crash ours, just bring a Venus related snack. If you are struggling to come up with a Venus snack, I guess you could just bring a Sun related snack, since the Sun is also party to this event.
If you can't make our festive planetary party, you can view the transit on-line on NASA's website.
Either way, make sure you don't miss out!!