We just want to share what we saw tonight. The crescent moon had one very visible star above it. So it kinda looked like a one-eyed smiley. These shots were taken around 7:30 tonight using a Nikon D90 18-105 mm lens. We wish we had something better to catch this awesomeness. Anyway, have a great night everyone!
This awesome occurrence is called planetary occultation. The what-we-thought-was-a-star was actually the planet Venus.
It is said that this is the first of the four major planet occultations this year. The first three will be of Planet Venus and the fourth will be of planet Mars. For the prediction or the occultation "schedule", please check http://www.lunar-occultations.com/iota/planets/planets.htm