Tonight, we in the Philippines (and perhaps the other countries we share the same nighttime sky with) saw something unusual and lovely in the early evening sky. It’s called the Venus occultation – a Venus eclipse with the Earth’s Moon.
If somebody did not text my daughter about it, I would not have found out soon enough and taken a picture. I would, of course, find out about it sooner or later because Twitter and Facebook was full of photos similar to this one:
That’s Venus almost like sitting on top of the Moon – like a one-eyed smiley. According to this site, a Venus occultation (geeky term for what you see in the pic – a Venus eclipse) will not happen again until the dawn of August 13, 2012. So I guess we were lucky to have caught this!