Occultation of Venus

An occultation occurs when one object passes in front of another from our vantage point. A solar eclipse is an example of an occultation, but here we’ve got the Moon passing in front of Venus.  Photographer Kevin Jung

“Being an avid observer for many years, I am always on the lookout for things to observe that are “special.” The occultation of Venus by the Moon on a cool morning in April 2009 was just such an event.”

Venus and Moon