Video of Jupiter, Venus, and Moon conjunction

Posted by Michael Bakich
on Monday, December 08, 2008

Moon crosses VenusHere’s an “extra” for those of you who saw the nice conjunction December 1 featuring Venus, Jupiter, and the crescent Moon. Amateur astronomer Ian Sharp, who lives in Ham, England, just sent me two videos. The first shows the Moon (you can’t really see it, but trust me, it’s there) covering the shimmering disk of Venus. The second video shows Venus reappearing from behind the Moon’s edge. Astronomers call such an event an occultation. In this case, the Moon occulted Venus. Because of the geometry involved, nobody in the United States saw this, but Sharp, was able to record the event from England. Enjoy!

Related blog:
Planetary conjunction reflections and pictures

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