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As the sun begins to set Tuesday evening, people in the tristate may be able to see the planet Venus moving across the sun.

It will appear as a small, black circle, slowly gliding across the face of the sun.

The transit comes in pairs, 105 years apart.

The second half takes place Tuesday at approximately 6 p.m.

Do not look directly into the sun, advise experts. It's best to use binoculars or a telescope.

For safe viewing techniques, visit 

http://venustransit.nasa.gov/2012/transit/viewing.php

To watch it live on the Internet, visit:

http://venustransit.nasa.gov/transitofvenus/

To watch in person, the following locations are hosting viewing parties:

Riverside Park South out on the pier next to Pier I Cafe

http://www.aaa.org/transitofvenus2012

The High Line Park on 14th street and 10th Avenue

-It is open to the public. Telescopes and cameras will be provided.

Columbia Astronomy Public Outreach

http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu/

Harlem: 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd

Downtown: Union Square at 14th Street and Broadway

-It is open to the public

Intrepid Museum

http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Public-Events-Calendar/2012/Transit-of-Venus.aspx

Location: Intrepid Museum Complex

-$5 dollars per person and free for Museum members.

 

 

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