Where Will You Observe the Transit of Venus?


Transit of Venus

Depending on where you are in the world, you may be able to watch, for the last time in your child’s lifetime, Venus transit across the face of the sun at sunset on Tuesday June 5th or sunrise June 6th. Watch the following video from NASA EDGE, Hawaii, then visit NASA’s website to learn more about it.


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Here at the Kessler house, we’re preparing for our viewing by playing around with space science this week. Usually, I post pictures of things we’ve done, and tell you how it worked out for us, but I don’t want any of you to miss this once in a lifetime event, so I’m doing it backwards this week. Some of the fun will include:

Where do you live? The NASA map below shows when {or if} you are able to view the transit from your home:

Source: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/transit/venus0412.html


I’ll try to post some of the things we’ve done to learn about this once in a lifetime celestial show, and more information tomorrow. At the very least, I’ll be back on Thursday with pictures from the event. {We have an exciting review and giveaway scheduled for Wednesday, so check back then, too!}

Just remember, though, it is NEVER SAFE TO LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN, so take precautions. One of the main reasons were heading to a viewing event instead of hanging out with our own telescope is because we’ll be using specially equipped telescopes provided by The Cleveland Astronomical Society.

Let me know… Are you doing anything to celebrate this amazing event?