Mansfield has one of the best spots to see the Tuesday.
The is hosting a viewing at 5:45 p.m. at the university’s Physics Building at 2152 Hillside Rd.
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A "transit" of Venus occurs when Venus passes between Earth and the Sun in such a way that we on Earth can see Venus's silhouette backlit by the Sun's light.
The event is so rare, that astronomers say the next transit won’t come around for another 117 years.
That being said, this very well may be your last chance to catch a peek at this planetary phenomenon.
Weather permitting, locals can watch the transit through UConn's solar telescope.
A live feed from Hawaii will also be simulcast on the university's plasma screens, followed by a talk on the transit by UConn Physics Professor, Dr. Catherine Peterson.
The event is free and open to the public, so head on down.
For the latest on weather/observatory conditions, visit www.phys.uconn.edu/observatory.
Editor's Note: Never look directly at the sun with your naked eyes. Viewing the sun with sunglasses, binoculars or a basic telescope may cause serious injury.