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Jimmy Westlake: Chasing the moon’s shadow

Transit of Venus

Don’t miss the only opportunity in your lifetime to see Venus pass in front of the sun. The transit begins at about 4:10 p.m. this afternoon and continues until sunset at about 8:34 p.m.

Do not look at the sun without a safe solar filter. Permanent eye damage could result. Use a safe solar filter, like a No. 14 welder’s glass, or project a telescopic image of the sun onto a white card for an enlarged image. You can watch the event safely live online at http://sunearthda…

Right place, right time, right equipment — and a little luck. The sun's "ring of fire" was almost perfectly centered behind this lone windmill west of Sundown, Texas, on May 20 for the first annular solar eclipse in nearly two decades.