Daytime Occultation of Venus by the Moon!

This Monday morning, December 7, the waning crescent Moon will occult the planet Venus!  This event should be visible to the naked eye and will occur around 8:00 AM Pacific Time (7:53 AM in Seattle, 8:03 AM in Los Angeles).  Venus is visible to the naked eye during the daytime as long as you know where to look, and tomorrow the Moon will guide you to this point. Look for Venus just to the east of the moon about a half hour before the occultation, and then watch as the Moon approaches and blocks the planet from the west.

For more information, check out articles by SpaceWeather.com and Sky & Telescope.

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