Venus and the Moon Share a Spectacular Close Encounter (Photo)

Credit: Paulo Crozariol

On sunday, September 8, the Moon and Venus appeared to nearly touch when viewed from earth.

This photo comes from Paulo Crozariol in Brazil.  He used a Panasonic HDC – TM 900 camera to take the photo.

Venus and the moon shared what astronomers call a “conjunction,” when two celestial objects appear near each other when viewed from Earth. The Venus-moon sight occurred about 45 minutes after sunset on Sunday (Sept. 8) in what was their closest encounter of the northern summer, fall or winter. See more photos of the Moon – Venus conjunction on Space.com:  [Amazing Photos: Venus and the Moon Together on Sept. 8].

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