There once was a lady from Venus…

June 5th 2012. Remember that date.  Hope against hope that the weather is clear. On this day, Venus will transit the sun and it will be readily visible from the northern hemisphere.

It might not be pretty, but this chart shows who will get to see this.

Why should you care? Well, for starters, if you miss this one, you won’t get another chance to see this particular celestial event until 2117. Even if you’re very optimistic about your potential longevity, 105 years is a long time.

This event even has its own website: http: www.transitofvenus.org

Of course, some of you might remember that this happened only seven years ago, so it might not seem like a big deal. Maybe you’re still all Venus-transited out from 2004, but for most people, this will be the first and only chance to see one. The website has all the facts and cool stuff right on the main page, so I encourage you to check it out.You can even get involved on Facebook.

I’ll leave you with a cool video from the 2004 transit though, that shows the “black drop” effect.

Taking two minutes out of your day to witness a once in a lifetime event seems like a no-brainer and someday you might be very happy you did.

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