Watch Moon meet Venus on February 26

By Shruti Saxena | Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 10:59

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: Skygazers are in for a treat as the thin crescent moon will pair closely with Venus on Wednesday, February 26, morning. The event is one of the best celestial events of 2014.
Starting from Tuesday onwards, the moon will edge towards the Venus, eclipsing it completely by Wednesday morning.

This celestial event is known the ‘Lunar Occultation of Venus’.

Occultation refers to an event when one celestial body passes in front of another and in this process, hides another one behind it.
Earlier, lunar occultations of Venus by Moon occurred in 2013.

South Asia, China and Korea, along with the Australian and African continents, will see the occultation occur in the dawn sky before sunrise.

In India, it is possible to watch this Lunar Occultation during the daylight hours on February 26.



First Published: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 10:59

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