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| | Human World | Space on Feb 26, 2014

Dramatic photos of Venus disappearing behind the moon

Ravindra Aradhya in Bangalore, India caught these dramatic photos of the February 26 daytime occultation of the planet Venus by the moon.

It was morning, and the sky was blue, when the occultation of Venus began over Bangalore, India.  February 26, 2014 Venus occultation by the moon.  Photo by Ravindra Aradhya in Bangalore, India.

It was morning, and the sky was blue, when the February 26, 2014 occultation of Venus by the moon began over Bangalore, India. Photo by Ravindra Aradhya in Bangalore, India, used with permission.

The moon approaches Venus.  February 26, 2014 Venus occultation by the moon.  Photo by Ravindra Aradhya in Bangalore, India.

The moon approaches Venus. February 26, 2014 Venus occultation by the moon. Photo by Ravindra Aradhya in Bangalore, India, used with permission.

Now Venus is barely visible at the limb of the moon. February 26, 2014 Venus occultation by the moon.  Photo by Ravindra Aradhya in Bangalore, India.

Now Venus is barely visible at the limb of the moon. February 26, 2014 Venus occultation by the moon. Photo by Ravindra Aradhya in Bangalore, India, used with permission.

Almost gone.  February 26, 2014 Venus occultation by the moon.  Photo by Ravindra Aradhya in Bangalore, India.

Almost gone. February 26, 2014 Venus occultation by the moon. Photo by Ravindra Aradhya in Bangalore, India, used with permission.

Bottom line: Ravindra Aradhya in Bangalore, India caught these dramatic photos of the February 26 daytime occultation of the planet Venus by the moon.

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