Hidden Venus

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Did you manage to see the Moon hide Venus on Monday night?

Unfortunately, the weather was not kind to us here in Greenwich, with thick cloud rolling in just minutes before the occultation began. However, we did manage to get a few photographs, just before the cloud came in.

Royal Observatory Astronomers Darren Baskill & Tony Sizer managed to grab the following photographs.

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Although the clouds did spoil our view of the Moon and Venus, they did manage to provide a beautiful sunset. This was the view from the Royal Observatory South building, about 10 minutes before the occulatation was due to start.

Clouds rolling in to hide the occultation of Venus