On the morning of November 9, 2023, Venus and the moon paired closely in the sky. Some places on the globe even got to watch the moon pass in front of, or occult, Venus! Enjoy these images of Earth’s two closest solar system neighbors from the EarthSky community. Have a great photo of your own to share? You can submit it to us here.
Kelly Kizer Whitt has been a science writer specializing in astronomy for more than two decades. She began her career at Astronomy Magazine, and she has made regular contributions to AstronomyToday and the Sierra Club, among other outlets. Her children’s picture book, Solar System Forecast, was published in 2012. She has also written a young adult dystopian novel titled A Different Sky. When she is not reading or writing about astronomy and staring up at the stars, she enjoys traveling to the national parks, creating crossword puzzles, running, tennis, and paddleboarding. Kelly lives in Wisconsin.
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