Moon & Venus – Chaand Sitaraa

Awais Yaqub took such a brilliant shot of the event that happened yesterday night in most of Pakistan and other regions. It was so beautiful, in actuality … moon and Venus so near to each other that it reminded many of Pakistan’s Chaand Sitara.

The event, called Lunar Occultation of Venus by the moon, occurs several times a year in one or another part of the earth. However, the phenomenon was seen in South Asia after several years, although most places in the Subcontinent saw only the disappearance phase of the event when Venus suddenly vanished behind the bright limb of the moon. According to Shahid Qureshi, head of the Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics of the University of Karachi, the planet and the moon travel almost in the same plane and when they come in one line of sight the moon hides the planet. The phenomenon started at 8.59pm and lasted till 9.55pm. People in the Middle East and Europe had a better view of the event. Courtesy – Dawn

Ciao … Happy Sky Viewing !!!

8 Comments so far

  1. binary-zero (unregistered) on June 19th, 2007 @ 3:29 pm

    yup it was an awesome site ..


  2. Faran (unregistered) on June 19th, 2007 @ 5:25 pm

    amazing! it also formed a “bey” later on!


  3. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on June 20th, 2007 @ 2:07 am

    B-Z: indeed

    Faran: Yeah by tonight, venus was far lower than yesterday!


  4. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 12:41 am

    Mujhe bhe kuch sufaid sufaid NUQTA raat ko nazar arha tha aur dair tak nazar ata raha. baad mey pata chala k meray chashmey par sabun laga rah gaya thaa:/


  5. Sohail (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 7:14 am

    What program were you using when you took the following screenshot?

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/mixxchange/Venus_Moon.jpg


  6. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 10:03 am

    AS: sabun on glasses :|

    Sohail: actually this url is provided by awais, photographer of the pic above … I can ask him :>


  7. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 12:32 pm

    asma tumhe sabun ka kia pata, tumhara chashma tu hamesha ganda rahta hay..


  8. WK (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 1:16 pm

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