When and where to see Venus transit the sun tonight

Tonight, at around 6 p.m., Venus will be crossing over the face of the sun in what will be a rare, once-in-a-lifetime sighting for Georgetown residents (and the rest of the world). This cosmic event will not happen again for another 105 years, so get yourself out there if you can.

Don’t look directly at the sun. You can go blind. In fact, don’t even use binoculars. Here are a list of recommended ways to view the transit:

  • Special viewing glasses available at museums
  • If you do have binocs, project the image of the Sun onto a white piece of paper. I don’t know how to do that but look it up! Ever heard of Google?!

Venus is the second planet from the Sun, named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. Vox recommends you grab your loved one and celebrate this cosmic aphrodisiac at the National Mall.

The universe…what a concept.

Photo: Flickr

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