-Galla S Kiran Kumar,Bureau Chief Telagana (Andhra Pradesh)
Narayanaguda, Newstoday: Director of Planetary Society of India N. Sriraghunandan said that two rare events took place in the sky on Friday. ‘There was an eclipse of Venus with the Moon and a conjunction of the Moon with Venus. These happened before sunset so we did not see them. This Venus eclipse started at 4:45 PM and ended at 5:30 PM. It was observed by scientists at the Anle Observatory in Ladakh. In many parts of the state, a dot was seen in the lower part of the moon when seen in the night sky. It is not a star….Venus. Although these two appear to be side by side, in reality there is a distance of 18.54 crore kilometers between them. Venus is 18.55 crore kilometers from Earth and Moon is 3,75,063 kilometers from Earth. Such strange things will be seen till August this year. Moon and Venus can be seen coming closer on Saturday as well.