Rising in the dark hours before dawn, wandering Venus now shines as the brilliant morning star. Its close conjunction with the Moon on August 13 was appreciated around planet Earth. Image credit: Kwon, O Chul
This composite image constructed from frames made at 10 minute intervals follows the video from above the city lights and clouds over Taebaek, Korea. The occultation begins just before dawn. Venus first disappears behind the Moon’s sunlit crescent and then emerging from the dark lunar limb.