Not Great Viewing for the Transit of Venus this EveningJune 5th, 2012 at 10:30 am by Michelle Muscatello under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog
It’s a celestial phenomenon so rare, that no one alive today will likely ever see it again…. Venus, our planetary neighbor, will cross paths with the sun this evening creating a silhouette over the sun that won’t be viewed again until 2117.
Unfortunately, the weather in southern New England will not fully cooperate. The clouds that are hanging low this morning will dominate the skies through the day… with some mist, drizzle and showers–though it may be drier by this afternoon and evening. The transit will begin at around 6pm on the East Coast and will be in view until the sun sets at about 8:15pm. Here’s what I’m forecasting skies to look like around the time of the transit:
At best, we could have a few brief breaks in the clouds… at worst, skies will be completely overcast with pockets of drizzle and mist. Fortunately, you can view the transit from from a live stream on our website…. we’ll be using NASA’s live webcast from a mountainside Visitors Station site near the observatories in Hilo, Hawaii. This location will give a view of the entire transit with little chance of cloud cover. It begin at 5:45pm EDT: http://www.wpri.com/generic/news/us_news/nasa-transit-of-venus-live-stream