You may have missed the lunar eclipse this morning before sunrise. The picture above comes from Pocatello, Idaho. However, the big buzz in astronomy circles is the "Transit Of Venus" set to take place Tuesday, June 5 in the afternoon. This is a pretty rare event and one that won't happen again until 2117. Here's what's going to happen - the planet Venus will pass between the Earth and Sun beginning at roughly 5:07 pm until 5:25 pm. It will appear as a small black dot slowly moving across the bright sun. If you want to see it - DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN. I can't emphasize this enough - your eye can be damaged. However, you can safely watch the Transit at the Museum of Natural Science either at Hermann Park, in Sugar Land or the George Observatory. They've set up telescopes and pinhole devices to safely view this event. Here's what it will look like at some point:
For more on how to safely watch this cool event, check this link: news.yahoo.com/safely-watch-transit-venus-tuesday-121913419.html. As for the weather, skies in Houston should be partly to mostly cloudy and there is a chance for some late-day showers to develop. So some of the on-line options in the link might give you a better chance of seeing this once-in-a-lifetime event.