The nearly 7-hour show can be seen in its entirety from the western Pacific, eastern Asia and eastern Australia. Other parts of the globe will catch portions of the transit.
New York State will be able to see the event near 6pm tonight.
See a list of viewing programs below. SEE: A Chart of WNY Viewing Times
As in a solar eclipse, do not look directly at the sun. There are ways to watch the Venus transit without blinding yourself.
If you still have your pair of eclipse glasses from the May 20 "ring of fire" solar eclipse, now is a good time to reuse it. You can also find the special viewing glasses at your local museum - if they're not already sold out. Another option is to buy welder's glasses from a home improvement store, but make sure it's number 14 or darker.
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Mark Percy, Williamsville Space Lab Planetarium
To celebrate the last transit in a century, museums, observatories and astronomy clubs are setting up telescopes with special filters for the public.
Many will also feature special programs including lectures.
Williamsville Space Lab Planetarium, Amherst
1595 Hopkins Road, Williamsville
Viewing Starts at 5:30
Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo
1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo
Rooftop opens at 5:30
$5 Admission includes Solar Viewing Glasses
Penn Dixie Outdoor
Education Center, Hamburg
4050 North Street, Blasdell
Free Solar Viewing at 5:30 with other astronomy viewing programs continuing
NASA is going all out for Tuesday's sky show
VIEW a live webcast of Venus transit from Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
The webcast begins at 5:45 p.m. EDT- 11:45 a.m. local time in Hawaii during the broadcast
Transit of Venus Times in Western New York
6:03 PM EDT- point #1 on chart at left.
6:21PM EDT- point #2 on the chart at left
Sunset 8:51 PM EDT
Courtesy of the Williamsville Schools Planetarium
Do Not Try To Observe The Sun Directly without Safety Precautions!
Even a glimpse through an unfiltered telescope or binoculars could damage eyes.
The Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium at Buffalo State College is offering showings of "When Venus Transits The Sun," followed by LIVE demonstrations.
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