On June 30 we will have the opportunity to observe the Moon cover and uncover the planet Venus in the early morning sky. The phenomenon begins with the Moon slowly passing in front of Venus at 09:06 Local Time (06:06 UT) and reappearing at 10:28 LT (07:28 UT). Due to the phenomenon's close proximity with the Sun (approx. 13 degrees to the east) anyone who attempts to view or photograph it should be EXTREMELY CAREFUL not to accidentally point a telescope at the Sun while looking for the objects. The Sun's intense luminosity amplified through a telescope will cause severe injury to the careless individual.
Click the image below to view how Anthony Ayiomamitis captured a similar event on June 18, 2007 as well as his
collection of occultations!