Transit of Venus sets stargazers abuzz over once-in-a-lifetime event — here’s how to see it
The transit of Venus — a planetary spectacle that won’t occur again until 2117 — won’t be enough to significantly block the sun’s light but it will give Earth’s closest star a moving beauty mark.
“In terms of rarity, to be here at a time when it’s happening, you almost have to look at it,” said Geoff Chester of the U.S. Naval Observatory, who saw the last transit in 2004. “It ain’t going to happen again in my lifetime.”