Tuesday Midland will be able to witness a rare solar event, where Venus will cross offer the face of the sun and appear as a black dot moving across the sun. It will take Venus six and a half hours to do so. The last time this happened was in 2004 and the next time will be in 2117. The planetarium here in Midland will be hosting a viewing party beginning at 4:00pm and will have view telescopes to view the solar event. Andrew Kerr from the Planetarium says telescopes won't be necessary to see the event, Venus is roughly the size of Earth and will look like a black dot on the face of the Sun. So if your at home in your back yard or front you will get to witness this amazing solar event that will not take place for another 105 years.

Fun Fact: The transit occurs in recurring intervals of eight years, 121.5 years, eight years, and 105.5 years. The alignment of Earth and Venus has only occurred seven times since the invention the the telescope. 1631, 1639,1761,1769, 1874, 1882, 2004.