Weather Report: Best Chance to View the 2012 Transit of Venus
In 2004 many people missed the viewing because of clouds. According to Weather.com, some people will have the same problem in 2012, but the clouds should part enough in the Loganville/Grayson area for a chance to see this once in a lifetime event.
Although showers and thunderstorms are expected for much of the day in the local area today, June 5, Weather.com is predicting it should to clear in time for the 2012 Transit of Venus. However, people watching at Bay Creek Park in the Loganville/Grayson area might have to hope for a part in the clouds to get a good view.
The hourly forecast for Loganville on weather.com has the showers stopping in the early afternoon, leaving it partly cloudy for the rest of the day. The Charles Elliott Chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club is setting up at Bay Creek Park from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to help residents view the transit of Venus across the sun. This will be the last time this will happen for another 105 years, so it is a not to be missed opportunity for everyone.
According to the Charles Elliott Astronomy site, volunteers will have telecopes set up near the soccer fields. These are "all purpose" fields that are currently under construction. However, Steve Siedentop, a member of the club from Grayson, said the telescopes will be set up in the parking lot across from the fields. As far as the weather, Siedentop believes there will be an opportunity when the clouds part for local residents to have a good shot at viewing this once in a lifetime event.