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On the 5th of this month known as June, there will be a much rarer show to be seen.  For those who watched the eclipse of the Sun recently, I wouldn’t throw away those glasses or whatever you used to watch it with.  A much rarer eclipse is about to happen.

On June 5th, if you watch the sun, you will see Venus cross over the sun’s disk as it continues on it’s journey around our solar system. The next time this will happen will be the year 2117, so enjoy it while it lasts.  According to some sources this will be the last time for a long time before you see it again and it is suppose to last June 5-6th as the sun starts to rise in Europe, which will most likely put it in our vicinity as the sun rises in the USA some hours later.

I could be wrong on the hours, but not the date(s), but when ever it happens if you want to watch Venus transit through the sun or near the sun like a small dot crossing the surface then get out there and hope that the sky will be clear and not cloudy :).

You can find much information out there dealing with this spectacular show by looking under Venus or Venus Transit in your search engine.  Enjoy!

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Yes you read the title right people, there will be a solar eclipse this month. The date is May 20th, and it is an Annular Eclipse.  A solar eclipse is during the new moon phase, while the lunar eclipse is during the full moon phase. I know most people probably already know that, but I just thought I’d throw it in there anyways. 🙂

Your best bet to see the solar eclipse will sadly be over Japan and China and them, but Albuquerque, NM is right in line to see the full eclipse not long before the sun sets on that night, but the path of the annular solar eclipse for the best views in the USA will be starting from Eastern Panhandle of Texas through Central New Mexico, through northeastern Arizona, Southwestern Utah and a small sliver of Southwestern Colorado.  The path continue on through Central Nevada into Northern California and a small sliver of Southwestern Oregon.

Sadly for the rest of us we will be only seeing a partial eclipse, while the US east coast won’t be seeing it all, cause by the time it starts the sun will have set for them by then.  Apparently the Solar Eclipses will be occuring every 177 days and 4 hours. You can read more about the Solar Eclipse cycles on the following Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_May_20,_2012

Well I hope you all that will be lucky to see that eclipse will enjoy, and also I hope you all enjoy reading the info on the Wiki page(hopefully provided right) above.

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