New Delhi: A rare celestial show greeted sky gazers on Sunday with the crescent Moon occulting the gibbous planet Venus in the sky theatre.

The phenomenon was observed in the afternoon sky when the crescent Moon poised directly between the Venus and the Earth, Director of Science Popularisation Association of Communicators and Educators (SPACE) C.B. Devgun said.

An occultation occurs when one object is hidden by another object that passes between it and the observer.

In this case, the Moon came directly between Venus and the Earth. — PTI

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