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How to safely watch the transit of Venus

Monday, June 4, 2012 | 5:38 p.m. CDT

LOS ANGELES — Yes, it's true. You can damage your eyes by staring at the sun. People need to remember that as they turn to the skies to watch the silhouette of Venus march across the face of the sun Tuesday from the Western Hemisphere. Known as a transit of Venus, this won't happen again until 2117.

There are a few ways to protect yourself:


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