The Moon and Venus on April 22, 2009

Lots of people are coming here with the search term “bright star next to the moon”.  Well this morning it was Venus (again).  In fact, if you were in the right place at the right time, you saw an occultation of Venus by the moon!  Check out the link below to an article on Universe Today with an absolutely awesome beautiful picture from Ted Judah in Petaluma, California.

The Moon and Venus on April 22, 2009. Credit: Ted Judah | Universe Today.

UPDATE:  More pictures! Look here, and here too!

UPDATE 2: More here!

UPDATE 3: A video of the occultation on  Sky This Week!!!