Snapshot and Video of Lunar Occultation of Venus

Venus moves towards the limb of the crescent Moon before a lunar occultation of Venus in daytime on December 7, 2015.

Venus moves towards the limb of the crescent Moon before a lunar occultation of Venus in daytime on December 7, 2015.

A quick DSLR image of the Moon about to pass in front of Venus. This snapshot taken on a warm December afternoon from Chevy Chase, MD. Venus was easily visible in the daytime sky. As the Moon moves eastward by about 1/2 degree per hour, Venus will re-emerge about a hour later. You can indeed enjoy astronomy by daylight!

Here’s a crude video of the beginning of the occultation:

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