Spectacular Moon-Venus conjunction at break of dawn

Spectacular Moon-Venus conjunction at break of dawn


The phenomenon was seen in the early morning sky during which the thin waning crescent Moon poised directly above Venus, popularly known as Goddess of Love, Director of Science Popularisation Association of Communicators and Educators (SPACE) C B Devgun said.

onjunction is a term used in astronomy for the relative positions of celestial bodies. In the Moon-Venus conjunction, two celestial bodies will appear close in the sky.

Some astro-enthusiasts saw the celestial treat with naked eyes but some used a pair of binoculars for its exact positioning in the northeastern horizon at around 4:00 AM when Venus rises, he said.

The crescent Moon was right on the meridian, high in the south, and the planet Venus was only 4 degrees away from it, to the lower left.

The event was visible from all parts of the world, even from light-polluted cities.

Venus, the undisputed Queen of the morning sky, will appear in the eastern sky before sunrise everyday till October, and then begin to disappear once again into the glare of the Sun.

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