Australian Dawn Occultation of Venus of October 2015
In the hour before dawn the waning crescent Moon rose minus Venus. But that was because the planet was already covered by the Moon. Then at 6:08 am local time
at the beginning of twilight the first sparkle of Venus emerged from the
dark limb of the Moon and in a few seconds brightened to its usual
glory. The sight of a diamond glint held just beyond the horns of the
crescent Moon was enchanting! Pentax Kx 300mm telephoto.
UT 20:05, 8 Oct 2015
The Two Crescents! Imaged at sunrise. Meade ETX90 with compact Canon camera through eyepiece.