Break Out Your Welding Goggles Or Helmets whichever you prefer and check out The Transit Of Venus. according to NASA this is a Rare site, When Venus passes directly between earth and the sun, we see the distant planet as a small dot gliding slowly across the face of the sun.  Historically, this rare alignment is how we measured the size of our solar system.  The view is like a front row seat to the transit method, by which we now find planets around distant stars. and this afternoon Observers in North America see Venus around 6:04 p.m. EDT 5:04 PM Our time until sunset. The entire transit lasts over six hours.  This will be the last transit of Venus to occur in your lifetime.  Next chance: December 2117. Slooh Space Camera will provide a live broadcast from worldwide sites - view online at Watch the global celebration unfold with expert commentary.  Check your local planetarium or museum for live observing opportunities in your community. You can see it happen in real life but use one of the many solar filters available on line or in stores. I myself will be using welding goggles which should be a sufficient enough to filter out the suns harmful rays. good luck and happy viewing.