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 Transit of Venus, 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, where area astronimical groups will gather to help the public watch it safely — for free — with their telescopes and goggles, might be the best place in Northeast Ohio to see it.
And for a once-in-a-lifetime event, I'll risk it.
From Stow Patch: Once-in-a-Lifetime View of Venus in Transit Tuesday
From Beachwood Patch: Watch the Transit of Venus in Cleveland