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Northern Sky: An Eclipse & A Rare Transit

A transit of Venus
A transit of Venus

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column. In this edition of Northern Sky, Deane explains what's going on in the first weeks of June. There's a partial eclipse of the moon on the fourth and a rare transit of Venus on the fifth. Learn more in this edition of Northern Sky.

Read this month's Starwatch column.

Learn more about the transit of Venus:
University of Minnesota's Venus Transit page
More on safe solar viewing during the transit of Venus from NASA

Photo courtesy of Mark Mathosian via Flickr.