Solar Eclipse of Venus

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transit-venus.jpgIt's a rare day for astronomers. The Transit of Venus occurs only twice every 120 years, but weather may be the problem for viewing today's rare event in the United States. Ed Krupp, Director of the Griffith Observatory and author Skywatchers, Shamans and Kings: Astronomy and the Archeology of Power, has more on what the event is and what it's meant  to astronomers and to various cultures.




Warren Olney