Venus To Pass Directly In Front Of The Sun Tonight

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METUCHEN – Tonight, the planet Venus will appear to pass directly in front of the sun. The “Venus transit” will not happen again for more than 100 years. (The next one will take place on Dec. 11, 2117.)

To safely view the one-in-a-lifetime astronomical event, visit Vidas Park in Metuchen at the corner of Hampton Street and Durham Avenue between 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5. There will be several safely-filtered telescopes set up at the soccer field to observe Venus’ apparent passage across the Sun’s disk. Visitors will be able to listen to a brief talk about the transit every 20 minutes.

You should never look directly at the sun.

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