Transit of Venus at the DeKorte Observatory


More than 100 people gathered at the NJMC William D. McDowell Observatory in Lyndhurst on Tuesday to witness the Transit of Venus, a once-a-century event in which Venus passes directly between the sun and earth, appearing as a black dot moving across the surface of the sun.

Despite the cloudy weather, visitors were able to observe the Transit through portable solar telescopes, spotting scopes and special eclipse glasses.

More information on the observatory's free viewing sessions for the public can be found here.


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