I dropped the paper on the porch and ran in to grab the EG, shaving lather all over his face, as well as my camera.
Here is the rare and wonderful sight
just a moment before first contact,
which is when the planet Venus
appears to just touch the bright curve
of the lunar crescent.
April 22, 2009, 6:13 AM MDT
A few minutes later we see the moment of second contact, when the planet Venus seems
to disappear behind the crescent moon!
Unfortunately, we were not able to see the end of the occultation, when Venus would appear to emerge from behind the shadowy dark of the waning moon. The sun was up by 7:05 AM, and we could scarcely see the Crescent, and we could not find Venus at all!
There are more wonders in the natural world than we can imagine. And today! Today, thank goodness I stopped to see this great sight!
For more on the occultation, check out the Sky and Tel' site.