Monday, June 04, 2012

Transit of Venus

Tomorrow evening we in North America have the opportunity to watch the last Transit of Venus that will occur in our lifetime. Transit of Venus is the name given to the rare celestial event when the planet Venus passes directly between the earth and the sun. I understand that Venus will appear as a small dark sphere in front of the orb of the sun about two hours before sunset and lasting until the sun disappears.

Anywhere on the sound shore of Ocracoke should be ideal for viewing this event.

Please remember not to look directly at the sun with your naked eye. You can learn more about the Transit of Venus, and how to view it safely here:

 Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a list of a few traditional Ocracoke Island recipes. You can read it here:

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