Monday, 26 August 2013

The Eclipse Of Venus - Cool Picture Of The Day


Chosen as NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day on August 20 2013, is this wonderful digital composition by Peter L. Dove.

Usually it is the Earth’s Moon that eclipses the Sun. Last June, most unusually, the planet Venus took a turn. Like a solar eclipse by the Moon, the phase of Venus became a continually thinner crescent as Venus became increasingly better aligned with the Sun.


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