Got up early because today, Venus - the Earth's sister planet - passes in front of the Sun as seen from the Earth. This very rare event (no living person has ever seen one!) lasts about 6 hours and will be visible from most of Europe, Africa and Asia.
It will most certainly generate unprecedented attention from the media and the public, not just in these areas, but all over the world.
This website link above describes the VT-2004 project that is related to this celestial event and which aims at transforming curiosity into knowledge and interest in science through a broad set of actions.
Nice movie from Colby here