Clouds Got You Down? Watch Venus' Transit Live with Patch
You don't have to travel to Tahiti to see this 2012 once-in-a-lifetime event.
The clouds don't appear to be clearing away anytime soon around Belmont so there is little chance for residents to see the transit of Venus, the last such time Venus will move across the sun and be visible to earth for 105 years.
But thanks to the Internet and technology, you won't have to buy a last minute ticket on a flight to somewhere sunny to see the celestial event.
See a video of the transit on this web page.
According to Brian Ventrudo, publisher of One-Minute Astronomer, there'll be many live feeds online that will give you a shot at seeing Venus trip by our sun.
• Slooh.com will be broadcasting ten free, real-time feeds of the Venus transit live from solar telescopes in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Hawaii, Norway, Arizona, and New Mexico. http://events.slooh.com/
• Astronomers Without Borders will stream the event live to a worldwide audience from historic Mount Wilson Observatory in Southern California. http://www.astronomerswithoutborders.org/projects/transit-of-venus/live-webcast.html
Ventrudo can't guarantee any or all of these feeds will work, and they may be busy, so viewers might need to be patient and keep trying. Remember, the event lasts nearly seven hours, so you have lots of time.