Gallery: How to See the Transit of Venus Eclipse in NYC (without Scorch...

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If you thought Manhattanhenge was a sight for sore eyes, be sure to check out tonight’s once-in-a-lifetime Transit of Venus eclipse, but be warned that it might give you sore eyes – literally. The rare event will be visible (weather-willing) from New York City for the few hours before sundown and won’t happen again for another 105 years, but experts caution amateur astronomers not to gaze up at it with naked eyes. For those that are hoping to catch a glimpse of this out-of-this-world view, astronomy-lovers will be setting up viewing stations with special solar glasses and safety telescopes around the city so read on to see where you can find the one closest to you.

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