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Joe Rao: Crescent Moon Hides Venus

The occultation of Venus by the moon will be visible from much of North America.

Before the sun rises over North America on Monday (Aug. 13), Venus will shine just below and to the left of the thin waning crescent moon in the eastern sky. 

If you watch for a while you may notice the moon creeping closer toward Venus as they fade from view in the brightening sky, weather is permitting.

But if you follow Venus and the moon into the sunlight with binoculars or a telescope, or pick them up later in the day, you may be able to see the moon actually cover Venus in what astronomers call an "occultation."

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realworld August 13, 2012 at 06:24 PM
I am and also have a better name than walden.
Jay Browny August 13, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Joe is not only very good at what he does but is also a local "personality" - Joe stay on as long as you can!!!!!!
Susan Troop August 13, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Love Joe Rao so much that we put up with Cable to get his weather report. No drama, no hyperbole, just an accurate forecast.
Will McAvoy August 14, 2012 at 03:02 AM
he is kinda old
Mike August 14, 2012 at 03:13 AM
Too bad you posted this at 10 am, some 4 hours AFTER the sun rose.

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