Moon Venus Occultation

Started Jun 28, 2007 | Discussions thread
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ag0176 Regular Member • Posts: 234
Moon Venus Occultation

On June 18, there was a spectacular occultation between Crescent Moon and Venus.

I was not aware of this celestial phenomenon, beforehand. As I was travelling in my car, at about 8:30 PM I saw the very enchanting sight. I had my Canon A710 handy, so I took some photgraphs.
Here they are.
I have a few questions:

1) Was this spectacle limited only to south Asian countries, or did you all in other parts of the world also got to see it?
2) Did you find it mesmerising enough to attempt photographing it/

3) Do you know of any historical reference to similar occultation having taken place ever before/
4) How can I improve these snaps by post processing, if it is possible/
5) How to take better photos of Moon and Planets in future?
Please help.
All comments are welcome.




Anupam Gupta

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