Residents to Gather at Ferndale Library Tonight for Venus Transit
On Tuesday, Venus will pass in front of the sun just as the moon did on May 20. Join with other residents to watch it on the NASA live feed or down Nine Mile Road.
Sky & Telescope Magazine says the Venus Transit will be visible on the East Coast from 6:04 to 6:21 pm on Tuesday, as the second planet in the solar system crawls across the surface of the sun making an epic journey called the Transit of Venus.
Ferndale resident Kevin Deegan-Krause said a group of area residents will gather at the library from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday to view the Venus Transit on the NASA live feed.
Those who attend can also go outside and stare down Nine Mile Road - "actually a long unobstructed view," Deegan-Krause said.
Find out more about the gathering here.
After the event, residents can stick around to attend a meeting of a science fiction book club, which Deegan-Krause said is currently seeking new members.
The next Venus Transit won't occur until Dec. 11, 2117, according to NASA, which has calculated the next 2,000 years worth of transits.
Remember to upload your pictures of the Venus Transit to our Ferndale Pics & Clips gallery.