Monday, June 4, 2012

Celestial Event

Venus will make a stately passage
across the face of the sun at twilight Tuesday.

A sight you will never see again.
The transit of Venus is a rare celestial ballet.

The planet named for the Roman goddess of love
passes between the Earth and the sun at sunset.

A black spot on a bright orange egg.
A cookie with a single small chocolate chip.

Venus transits occur in pairs
about once every 110 years.

The last one was in June 2004.
The next one will be in December 2117.

Do not attempt to view this with the naked eye.  The are several viewing events  in the Orlando area where filtered telescopes will be available for viewing the phenomenon.

© Catherine Giordano

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