The planet Venus will cross the face of the sun June 5-6, creating a small dot as it moves. The event will be visible, weather permitting, June 5 in North America. The next transit of the planet won’t occur until 2117.
Astronomers at Appalachian State University will answer questions about the Transit of Venus from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, at the Rankin Science Observatory on campus where eight filtered telescopes will be available for the public to safely view the planet as it crosses the sun.The Live Stream can be viewed on the Physics and Astronomy AstroCam Site
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