Venus Occultation

Apr 22, 2009 by Jared Smith

Winter must be over, because I got my first astrophotography session of the season. Early this morning, Venus passed behind the moon. The animation below shows 10 minutes of movement until Venus and the crescent moon ‘touch’ (called an “occultation” in geek-speak).

Many more photos in my astrophotography gallery.

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  2. I was part of an occultation once; I got new Nikes and some tasty Kool Aid.

    By Mark on Apr 24, 2009

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