Published : Tuesday, 05 Jun 2012, 12:07 PM EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - On June 5, Venus passes directly between earth and the sun, an event that won't occur again until December 2117. This rare alignment is historically how we measured the size of our solar system. Observers in North America can see Venus on June 5 around 6:04 p.m. EDT until sunset. The entire transit lasts over six hours. Be sure to protect your eyes at all times with proper solar filters if you plan to observe this event! There are several area observation events planned in West Michigan. Rachael shares some tasty treats from her sneak peak visit to the Crooked Goose , a 'sister restaurant' to the Twisted Rooster. Stop by when they open June 11.
Here's a list of some of them:
View the 2012 Transit of Venus
June 5, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Grand Rapids Public Museum parking ramp
Wittenback/Wege Agriscience Center
Across from Lowell High School
Cascade Township Park
Grandville Middle School