Lunar occultation of Venus

Lunar occultation of Venus

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Credit: BABAK TAFRESHI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lunar occultation of Venus. During this event, the planet Venus passed behind the crescent Moon. Venus is at upper right of the crescent Moon. The unlit portion of the Moon is also seen. This is a composite of two different telescope exposures.

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