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Venus to cross in front of sun

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

One of the rarest astronomical events occurs Tuesday, June 5 as the planet Venus will cross directly in front of the Sun, appearing as a small black circle against the Sun's larger face. 

You can watch the event at the Cincinnati Observatory and Ault Park. Observatory members will set up safe solar telescopes and demonstrate other creative ways to view this event. 

Doors open at 5 p.m., transit begins at 6:04 p.m. an the viewing ends at 8:40 p.m.

The cost is a suggested $5 to the observatory.

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