On June 8, that sky show _ astronomers call it a transit of Venus _ will return for the first time in 122 years, visible from much of Earth. Thousands of schools and hundreds of museums have set up special programs, and tours to good viewing sites have been booked. Even people who don't want to leave their homes will be able to follow a live Webcast from Greece.
There's a good reason for interested Americans to go to Europe. The western United States won't be able to see the transit, and the rest of the country will be able to see only the last couple hours or less, starting at sunrise.
The entire six-hour event will be visible from Europe, the Middle East and most of Asia and Africa. Viewers won't need a telescope or binoculars, but scientists warn against looking at the sun without adequate eye protection, just as with a solar eclipse.
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