venus occultation

Jupiter Meets Venus at Dawn in a Close Conjunction

You might be asking yourself: Where have all the planets gone? With Mars past its epic opposition in 2018 and…

3 years ago

A Challenging Daytime Occultation of Venus for Europe

Up for a challenge? The Moon occults Venus for Europe, the UK and northern Asia on April 6th, though it'll…

6 years ago

Astro-Challenge: Watch the Moon Occult Venus in the Daytime

The year 2015 saved one of the best astronomical events for last, as the waning crescent Moon occults (passes in…

7 years ago

The Moon Greets the Planets in the November Dawn

So, did this past weekend’s shift back to Standard Time for most of North America throw you for a loop?…

7 years ago

Can Lunar Earthshine Reveal Ashen Light on Venus?

A recent celestial event provided a fascinating look at a long-standing astronomical mystery. Is the ‘ashen light of Venus’ a…

7 years ago

Challenge-Watch the Daytime Moon Occult Aldebaran for North America This Friday

How about that total lunar eclipse this past Sunday? Keep an eye of the waning gibbous Moon this week, as…

7 years ago

Catch Mercury Brushing Past Venus in a Spectacular Dusk ‘Quasi-Conjunction’ This Week

Missing Venus? The third brightest natural object in the heavens returns to prime time dusk skies in 2015 after being…

7 years ago

Spectacular Views of Venus and the “Decrescent” Moon Worldwide

Did you see it? Earlier this week, we wrote about the spectacular conjunction of the planet Venus and the waning…

8 years ago

Watch the Moon Meet Venus in the Dawn this Wednesday

Are you ready for some lunar versus planetary occultation action? One of the best events for 2014 occurs early this Wednesday…

8 years ago

A Challenging Series of Occultations of Spica by the Moon Coming to a Sky Near You

The first in a cycle of challenging occultations of the bright star Spica for northern hemisphere observers begins this coming…

9 years ago