VENUS AND THE MOON: When the two brightest objects in the night sky get together, not even clouds can hold them back. Cran Lucas took this picture last night in Shreveport, Louisiana.
It shows Venus and the crescent Moon barely 10 ° apart, combining in brilliance for an unforgettable display. In Wallsend, Australia, David Hough saw the pair in broad daylight while photographer P-M Heden found that they rivaled the streetlights of Vallentuna, Sweden. "It was marvelous," he says.
Now the Moon is moving away from Venus en route to another close encounter--with Saturn on May 22nd. Stay tuned!
I found this to be just fascinating so I wanted to share it with you folks. I am already looking forward to seeing Venus and Saturn on the 22nd. OK, so I am excited just a bit. :P~