Lunar occultation of Venus

Lunar occultation of Venus

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Credit: DAVID NUNUK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lunar occultation of Venus. The crescent Moon (larger crescent) is about to pass in front of the planet Venus (smaller crescent, below and left of the Moon), an event known as an occultation. Photographed from southern California, USA, on the morning of 22 April 2009.

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