This is a once in a lifetime event. Mark your calendars for June 5 and 6, depending on where you are on Earth.
As Earth Day approaches, we are all that much closer to viewing a rare planetary event: the transit of Venus across the Sun’s face. The last such event was in 2004 and the next occurrence will be in 2117. To commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime event, NASA will telecast the event live from the Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii on June 5 and June 6. It’s rumored to be the best place to view the event.
The Transit of Venus will last six hours. For more check out NASA’s site.
This video shows how the sun, Venus and Earth line up in this rare situation.
Gain a full understanding of this event via this stellar infographic from the folks at Space.com, below.
Source: SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration
Good stuff, Joy!
Thanks, Ant. It will be a nice time to visit Hawaii!