Once in a Lifetime Astronomical Phenomenon Happening Right Now!
As I post this blog, Venus can be seen passing in front of the Sun and NASA is live-streaming the event live from an observatory in Hawaii. Many people will never live to see this event even though it's fundamental to our understanding of how far away the earth is from the sun. Human history has been profoundly influenced by this event, and some of the biggest names in astronomy (Halley, Kepler, e.t.c.) used the transit of Venus to make some of the most profound scientific discoveries humans have made in the past 2,000 years. Seriously, you owe it to yourself to click on the first link I created and see the event for yourself. You won't be able to see this again until the year 2117. If you ask me, it's pretty awesome and yet another reminder of how small humans are . . . even on election day.