Just one thing (or 3). A Solar, Lunar en Venus Transit, all in 3 weeks total. Pretty rare combo. Here’s some astronomical links, just because those posts got a little buried…
- On the Annular Solar Eclipse on May 20, 2012, see the path view maps for the United States and Japan, with also links to more maps, HERE. For the exact times for your location, see this interactive NASA-Google Map: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2012May20Agoogle.html (Which I mentioned HERE with specifics for viewing from Boulder, CO).
(The Next Solar Eclipse, by the way, will be on November 13, 2012, visible from Northern Australia. See Wikipedia, HERE.)
- Then, Monday, June 4, 2012: A Partial Lunar Eclipse. Visible in Boulder/Denver, Colorado in the very early morning from approximately 4 am until its Maximum eclipse at about 5 am (MDT). By the time the Eclipse is over, around 6 am MDT, it will already have set behind the horizon.
- On the Venus Transit (Venus passing in front of the Sun as a little dot): on June 5 or 6, 2012 (depending where you are), see: http://www.transitofvenus.org/.