6-5-12: The Transit of Venus
Today in the evening Venus will cross between the Earth and the Sun. This is what is known as the Transit of Venus. According to NASA, “transits of Venus occur in pairs with more than a century separating each pair.” The sister to today’s event took place in 2004.
This morning we talk with Jim O’Leary, Director at the Maryland Science Center (and one of our hosts for WYPR’s Starwatch) about what the transit is and how to view it safely.