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Are you as excited as we are?

In North America, the transit of Venus will occur this Tuesday, June 5 around sunset. It’ll be the last time we’ll get to see this spectacular event until 2117. So, in other words, this is your last chance so you better not miss it! Too much? Maybe. But maybe not!

Anyway, we’re hoping there’s good weather so we could actually see something. But please remember not to stare directly into the sun. You can get more information about safely viewing the transit in the infographic below.

But before you do that, check out the video above. It has some pretty good background that will get you up to speed.

Happy viewing! And don’t you worry. If the weather is bad, we’ll find some live viewing parties online to direct you to.

Find out about the planet Venus' dramatic trip across the face of the sun in June 2012 in this SPACE.com infographic.
Source SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration