Daytime occultation of Venus

Venus shortly after the daytime lunar occultation in the United States. (it was visible across all North America on December 7th)

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By Stephen W. Ramsden, Atlanta

The telescopic view must have been pleasant. Note what a difference albedo makes!

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by Kevin Jung

Visibility area of this occultation (between the blue ellipses). In Alaska and the Canadian northwest, it was on a dark sky.
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