When Venus passes directly between earth and the sun the distant planet is as a small dot gliding slowly across the face of the sun. Historically, this rare alignment is how size of our solar system is measured. David Rowell is planning a Transit of Venus Party on June 5 at 6 pm in Sunapee Harbor. Sunapee Middle High School students are making pinhole projectors and informations displays. This is the last Venus Transit in our lifetime.
To observe the transit of Venus directly you must protect your eyes at all times with proper solar filters. Some viewing glasses are available, you can also go to www.transitofvenus.org and click on eye safety for other options. Do not be lulled into thinking that you can look safely at the sun while wearing sunglasses, for sunglasses do not protect your eyes sufficiently.
To register for the Transit of Venus Party – Register on Facebook at Transit of Venus Party.