The moon occults Venus this evening! December 1, 2008Posted by dorigo in astronomy, news, science.
Tags: moon, occultation, venus
A very nice conjunction between bright objects in the sky tonight: at 17.20 the crescent moon will occult Venus, while passing very close to Jupiter. Do not miss the event if you at all can, even a pair of binoculars will provide a lot of detail. Unfortunately, northern Italy is under clouds… The picture below shows the trajectories of Venus from different italian cities… If I find one picture showing more data for european observers I will post it here.
UPDATE: here are a few ingress-egress times for british observers.
UPDATE: This site has a lot of detailed information on the event.