APOD: Daytime Moon Meets Morning Star (2023 Nov 16)

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APOD: Daytime Moon Meets Morning Star (2023 Nov 16)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu Nov 16, 2023 5:07 am

Image Daytime Moon Meets Morning Star

Explanation: Venus now appears as Earth's brilliant morning star, shining above the southeastern horizon before dawn. For early morning risers, the silvery celestial beacon rose predawn in a close pairing with a waning crescent Moon on Thursday, November 9. But from some northern locations, the Moon was seen to occult or pass in front of Venus. From much of Europe, the lunar occultation could be viewed in daylight skies. This time series composite follows the daytime approach of Moon and morning star in blue skies from Warsaw, Poland. The progression of eight sharp telescopic snapshots, made between 10:56am and 10:58am local time, runs from left to right, when Venus winked out behind the bright lunar limb.

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Re: APOD: Daytime Moon Meets Morning Star (2023 Nov 16)

Post by Ann » Thu Nov 16, 2023 5:21 am

APOD Robot wrote;

Venus now appears as Earth's brilliant morning star, shining above the southeastern horizon before dawn. For early morning risers, the silvery celestial beacon rose predawn in a close pairing with a waning crescent Moon on Thursday, November 9. But from some northern locations, the Moon was seen to occult or pass in front of Venus. From much of Europe, the lunar occultation could be viewed in daylight skies.

Wow, that would have been something to see! :D But I missed it. :(

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Re: APOD: Daytime Moon Meets Morning Star (2023 Nov 16)

Post by NateWhilk » Thu Nov 16, 2023 4:25 pm

GREAT image!

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Re: APOD: Daytime Moon Meets Morning Star (2023 Nov 16)

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Nov 16, 2023 9:32 pm

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Love Picture Of The Day and the lovely photos that are brought forward! I also love The LMC and the SMC
couds in above photo! 8-)
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