astronomy

Space
6:35 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Transit of Venus: twice-in-a-lifetime phenomenon visible Tuesday over St. Louis

David Cortner

You don’t want to miss this, because it won’t happen again for more than 100 years.

Tuesday afternoon, starting just after 5 p.m., a rare astronomical event will be visible in the skies over St. Louis. It’s known as the transit of Venus. 

St. Louis Public Radio's Véronique LaCapra asked University of Missouri-St. Louis astrophysicist Erika Gibb to help explain this twice-in-a-lifetime phenomenon.

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