On September 8, brilliant planet Venus appearing
as the evening
star stood near a slender, crescent Moon at sunset.
The close celestial pairing or conjunction was a scene
skygazers around the world.
But from some
locations in South America,
the Moon actually passed in front of Venus in a
Captured near Las Cañas, Uruguay,
two frame mosaic telescopic view shows the Moon and Venus
before and after the occultation.
The silvery evening star appears at right just before it winked out
behind the dark lunar limb, still in bright twilight skies.
About an hour later Venus emerged (left) along the three
day old Moon's sunlit edge.
Agustin Llorens, Guido Medici, Gabriel Remotti