Information on seeing the "Transit of Venus" locally can be found below.
Mark your calendars. Venus is about to crawl across the face of the sun.
If you miss it, the next time this will happen will be 105 years from now - in 2117.
It's called a "Transit of Venus" and it occurs Tuesday in the Western Hemisphere and Wednesday in the Eastern Hemisphere.
Venus will appear as a black spot gliding across the disk of the sun. Don't stare directly at the sun or you may damage your eyes.
The entire transit will be visible from the western Pacific, eastern Asia and eastern Australia.
So, how can you SAFELY see it here?
Cleveland State University, is partnering with Baldwin-Wallace College and the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association to throw a free watch party at Edgewater Park.
The party starts at 5 PM and will continue through 10 PM. 30 telescopes and other safe viewing hardware will be available to anyone who wants to take in the event.
The actual transit will begin at 6:04 PM and continue through the time the sun sets, at 8:55 PM.
For those who want to stay for an extra treat, the International Space Station will make a pass, visible to northern Ohio, around 10 PM (it is a real treat to see the ISS through a high power telescope).
People in North America, Central America and part of South America will see some of it before sunset. Europe, western and central Asia, eastern Africa and western Australia will catch the tail end after sunrise.
Here's a list of the four major places to go check out the transit tonight:
"View the Transit of Venus!"
Fishcreek Elementary School
5080 Fishcreek Rd.
Stow, OH 44224
Contact: Dave Jessie
"The Transit of Venus Expo"
Edgewater State Park
6616 Memorial Shoreway
Cleveland, OH 44102
Contact: Jay Reynolds
"Venus meets the Sun" The Transit Event
Firestone Metro Park
Top of sledding hill, South Main St & Warner Rd
Contact: Rich Ruggles
"Venus Transit Event"
800 McKinley Monument Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Contact: David Richards
Transit of Venus Viewing
Geauga Park District's new Observatory Park
10610 Clay Street
Tuesday, June 5
5 p.m. until 11 p.m.
1800 West Erie Avenue
Lorain, OH 44052