Pictures And Videos Of The Venus-Comet-Moon Get-Together

Comet Catalina (far left), Venus and a dazzling, overexposed crescent moon captured by Brian Emfinger of Russellville, Arkansas this morning. Credit: Brian Emfinger
Brian Emfinger of Russellville, Arkansas captured this nice shot of Comet Catalina (far left), Venus and the dazzling, overexposed crescent moon earlier this morning. He used a 500mm lens and tracking mount. Click to see a large version. Credit: Brian Emfinger

Clouds, clouds and more clouds. No seeing the beautiful conjunction of Venus and the crescent moon at dawn this morning from my abode. Or watching the bright planet disappear behind the moon’s dull limb. I hope you did better. Either way, here are a few photos of what some of us missed. Enjoy!

Chris Schur of Payson, Arizona had perfect conditions for watching the crescent moon approach Venus just before the planet was occulted. Credit: Chris Schur
Chris Schur of Payson, Arizona had perfect conditions for watching the crescent moon approach Venus just before the planet was occulted. Credit: Chris Schur
A gibbous Venus poises at the moon's limb moments before being occulted as seen from Mattituck, New York Monday morning. Credit: Steven Bellavia
A gibbous Venus poises at the moon’s limb moments before being occulted as seen from Mattituck, New York Monday morning. Credit: Steven Bellavia


Video of Venus’s disappearance this morning at the moon’s bright limb by Richard Nugent

Venus and the moon made a striking sight in twilight Monday morning. Credit: John Chumack
Venus and the moon made for an eye-grabber during twilight Monday morning. Credit: John Chumack


Watch carefully for the reappearance of Venus at the moon’s dark limb. Video by Ted Blank