Sunday, May 16, 2010

Moon & Venus from the UK

Late spring clouds and thunder prevented our viewing overnight, though others in North America had an opportunity Saturday to view Moon, Venus, International Space Station and the Space Shuttle Atlantis, ahead of a final rendezvous and docking Sunday. From Tom's Astronomy Blog in the UK, this reduction of a larger and more sublime image of the last moments of astronomical twilight, UT [Astronomy Blog].

"Last night we had some clear skies and I caught a nice glimpse of a slim, crescent Moon with Venus nearby. The Moon moves fairly quickly though so the two appeared much closer several hours ago as seen from Australia. The Moon was even seen to occult Venus from India and Northern Africa this morning."

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