Will Clouds Hide the Transit of Venus 2012 in Cleveland?

We talked to the National Weather Service to find out your best bet for seeing the once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event

Monday we told you about the an astronomical event that will happen tonight and not again in our lifetime.

Today, the clouds came. And they've persisted. But will they keep us from seeing Venus pass in front of the sun?

Maybe, said National Weather Service meteorologist John Mayers. "The cloud cover is pretty extensive," he said, adding that the deck Northeast Ohio is under stretches from Indiana to Pennsylvania. 

"And there's no indication that what's causing the clouds will move."

But, he added, there are some breaks along the Lake Erie shoreline. Edgewater Park, might be the best place in Northeast Ohio to see it.

You can also try , 5080 Fishcreek Rd., in Stow. Go to the field behind the school at 6:05 p.m. and join the Stow Astronomy Club

And for a once-in-a-lifetime event, I'll risk it.


From Stow Patch: 

From Beachwood Patch: 

Lori E. Switaj June 05, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Just had an opportunity to see Venus in Transit through a telescope in Avon Lake. It's pretty impressive. Clear skies over here.
tom m June 06, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Lori how can this be ??? there are those who are still convinced that the sun and the planets revolve around the earth
Lori E. Switaj June 06, 2012 at 12:34 AM
You know tom, for all I know it was the Sun circling Venus in that telescope. It was still pretty cool.
JanNiekamp June 06, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Well, I did see it, but not in Cleveland,lol. I'm still out of town. Saw it at Shenendoah national park, with some other geeks. I like how the filters make the sun red, and you can see a spot, pretty impressive. We also, looked at it on paper, using a telescope.
Nikki Ferrell June 06, 2012 at 09:49 PM
I went to Edgewater and it wasn't so cloudy at all! We could see it for most of the time, and we even saw a sundog when it got close to sunset.


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