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Coca-Cola Space Science Center live streams transit of Venus

Watch a live webcast of the transit of  Venus on the Coca-Cola Space Science Center's website at 5:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday. Watch a live webcast of the transit of Venus on the Coca-Cola Space Science Center's website at 5:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday.
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Observers around the world will have a chance Tuesday evening to see a rare celestial event that will never be repeated in our lifetime.

The planet Venus will perfectly align itself between Earth and the Sun and it will pass across the face of the Sun, an event that astronomers call a transit.

The galactic moment is expected last nearly 7 hours. However, observers in the United States will only be able to see the transit in a two-hour window, since the sun will set to the west.  Not to mention, there is a danger posed in watching the Sun with a naked eye.

For those reasons, Columbus State University's Coca-Cola Space Science Center has partnered with NASA and the International Space School Education Trust to provide a multi-continent webcast of the 2012 Transit of Venus.  

You can view the transit Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. EDT with the CCSSC team at www.ccssc.org/transit2012.html or at NASA's Sun Earth Day website, http://sunearthday.nasa.gov.

In case you miss it, the next time this will happen will be 105 years from now - in 2117. 

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