Watch Venus pass in front of the sun

Watch Venus pass directly in front of the sun on Tuesday at the Scout Island Nature Centre.

Watch Venus pass directly in front of the sun on Tuesday at the Scout Island Nature Centre.

Because Venus, Earth and the sun have to line up perfectly for Venus to show up against the face of the sun, this will be a rare astronomical event, the nature centre says.

Lynn and Steve Capling will set up their solar telescopes so people can see the dramatic sight safely.

To watch the event, head to the Scout Island picnic grounds between 5 p.m. and sunset.