Daily Dose: Venus Transit and an Election

You can view a twice in a lifetime phenomenon while voting- now that's a rare occurrence.


Election - Santee Election News Roundup

City News Service reports that early evidence points to a low turnout for today's primary election in San Diego County, according to the registrar of voters.

"This will be a low turnout election," Seiler told City News Service. "I expect about 40 percent."

Let's show a huge voter turn out in Santee!

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Wondering what's on the Santee ballot?

Find more info and keep up with results at the Santee Election News Roundup

Santee Patch will join the other Patch sites and media at Election Central at Golden Hall in Downtown San Diego and will be reporting results live.

Venus Transit

Get ready for a rare astronomical and skywatching event on Tuesday, June 5: The passage or transit of the planet Venus across the face of the sun. 

Locally, the transit will begin about 3:09 p.m. PDT on June 5 and will be visible in its entirety only from the western Pacific, eastern Asia, and eastern Australia and at high northern latitudes. It will take place on June 6 for skywatchers in the Eastern Hemisphere.

Folks interested in viewing the phenomenon that don't have access to a telescope with a filter or eclipse shades can observe the transit at events hosted by Palomar College and Cal State San Marcos. The viewings are free and open to the public.

The Transit of Venus happens in pairs, every century, the last time it occurred was in 2004, and it will not come again until 2117.

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