Skywatchers on seven continents, including Antarctica, will be able to see all or part of the Venus transit:
- Should only be observed with telescopes outfitted with solar filters to protect the eyes
- Internet will be a hub of activity, with live video and pictures from an armada of space- and ground-based observatories
- Even astronauts aboard the International Space Station are joining in the event
Space station flight engineer Don Pettit said: "I've been planning this for a while," in a NASA interview. "I knew the transit of Venus would occur during my rotation, so I brought a solar filter with me."
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