#AlreadyTomorrowInHongKong #香港| #香港太空館 #HongKongSpaceMuseum #March2023|#HKSpMActivity The #月掩金星 #LunarOccultation #Astronomy event of #金星 #Venus on 24th March 2023…..

Hong Kong SAR, China, People’s Republic of China will usher in an astronomical phenomenon of “moon occultation of Venus” on March 24, 2023. Since the orbital plane of the moon is very close to the orbital planes of the planets, if the moon covers the planets in the sky, it is called a “lunar occultation planet”. In addition, Venus is the celestial body in the solar system that is second only to the sun and the moon in brightness, so “lunar occultation of Venus” is relatively easy to observe and has attracted a lot of attention from astronomy observers.

The “moon occultation of Venus” will start at 7:47 pm and end at 8:53 pm, lasting about one hour and six minutes. At the time of “occlusion”, the moon is located in the northwest about 18 degrees above the horizon. Since both are quite bright, they can be observed directly with the naked eye, and binoculars or astronomical telescopes will have a clearer observation effect. At the time of “occlusion”, the moon will move to a position only 3.8 degrees above the horizon, and observers need to go to a place with almost no obstruction in the northwest to observe it.

A lunar occultation of Venus will occur in Hong Kong at night on March 24 (Friday). The Moon will move between the Earth and Venus at that time. We will not be able to observe Venus as it will be blocked by the Moon temporarily at that time.

The coming “Lunar Occultation of Venus” will begin at 7:47 pm and end at 8:53 pm, which will last for about one hour and six minutes. Since the Moon and Venus are quite bright, they can be observed directly with the naked eye. Both objects will appear close to the horizon, observers need to find a place with an almost completely unobstructed view towards the northwestern horizon.

Since Venus always appears close to the Sun, the lunar occultation of Venus mostly happen in day time. The next lunar occultation of Venus observable in Hong Kong during night time will be on May 31, 2063.

Lunar Occultation of Venus Timeline- Hong Kong SAR- Beijing Time

eventtimeheight (degrees)Azimuth (degrees)
cut in19:47:3717.9279
Minimum angular distance between the moon and Venus20:20:5310.6282

The above predictions are based on the Hong Kong Space Museum in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong as the reference point, and the occultation time may vary by tens of seconds in different places in Hong Kong.

The occultation begins near the east side of the Moon and ends near the west side. In fact, the visual motion of the Moon is much faster than that of Venus, but observations can also track the Moon to show the relative motion of Venus. Since Venus is located near the sun for a long time, lunar occultation of Venus generally occurs during the day. The next lunar occultation of Venus in the Hong Kong evening will be May 31, 2063.

Speaker: Mr. CHIU Kam-hung (Assistant Curator of the Hong Kong Space Museum)

Date: 24.3.2023 (Friday) Time: 7:30 – 9:00 pm Language: Cantonese

本次天象資料 Information of the astronomical event

掩始外切 First contact: 19:47

掩始內切 Second contact: 19:47

月球、金星最小角距 Moon-Venus appulse: 20:20

掩終內切 Third contact: 20:53

掩終外切 Fourth contact: 20:53








Located in the Heart of Hong Kong central of Victoria Harbour in which locate looking at the iconic Megatroplis HongKong Island city landscape from the opposite is the Hong Kong Space Museum  香港太空館 in which located at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China –People’s Republic of China..  in which is one of the most international iconic buildings architecturally due to its hemispheric round dome in which is iconic known as one of Hong Kong’s local most cherish bread pastries the Pineapple Bun – Bolo Bao due to the pineapple ceramic texturing tiles of the dome structure that resembles the delicious texturing of the Pineapple Bun .. In which on In June 2014, the Hong Kong Government listed the pineapple bun as a part of Hong Kong’s intangible cultural heritage. … Despite the name, it does not traditionally contain pineapple; rather, the name refers to the look of the characteristic topping (which resembles the texture of a pineapple)……

Images and visuals are from the Hong Kong Space Museum -香港太空館 Hong Kong Space Museum –- 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR- China- People’s Republic of China …..

#iPhonePhotography | 冬月- the wintery August crescent #moon – on a clear mild winter’s starry night – A Gallery

As keyboarding, writing also uploading this post, on a 27th August 2017 Sunday – Auckland, New Zealand Night it was a stormy windy wintery gale night in which during the weekend it was progressively cloudy into the night…..As during the weekend of Saturday also its previous days and nights the weather was extremely generous, progressively unveiling of the terminator from the New Moon.. It was pretty much an eventfully August Month with the Partial lunar eclipse, also the with the Solar Eclipse that transited from the top Corner of the West Coast to the Lower Corners East Coast off the United States.. With impressive live on so many layers on social…

Watching the progressively the moon as it sits in the Constellation Virgo the Virgin among with the Gaseous Planet Jupiter in her Bodice of her dress..  currently a throughout the week from the moon in unveiling its terminator veil towards the Waxing Gibbous progression,  in which having that  crescent you can see the slight Shadow depth indentations of the craters in which, in which seeing a softer Sun and  Earth light that’s been lighted on the moon…

One Mare crisium featured with times frozen Luna mantle layering features..

In which you can see the curvature Luna Circumferences silhouettes of edge like looking at the edge of the lacy cratered A-line wedding dress with a slight background light, in which without the harshness of the full moon that could wash out all that detailing..  Among that detailing is that you can see the Luna Surface contours like silk crested fabric lining of that wedding dress under that cratered lacy embroidery texturing…

#iPhonePhotography | 冬月 #winters #Moon – The Waxing Gibbous crescent Luna on a frosty winter’s night…

As last night on a very cold chill crispy silky night of 29th June 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand it was frosty cold night showing crowds the three most key items of the last nights sky The Summery Autumn Planet Jupiter with it four large Galilean Moons Io Europa, Castillo, also Ganymede in the Bodice of the Constellation Virgo the Virgin.  In which right next to the direction of the East rising is the Constellation Scorpio …

As the last night the moon progressive into the forty percent Waxing Gibbous progresses throughout the week, you can see more of the lacy crater terminator veil unveiling unrobes in revealing more shadowy depth in revealing more of the layers of history of Luna landscape geography… Winter, the winter season is one of the best season in which to get crispy sharper silkier images of the starry night sky where light is more frozeningly still. In which for the Summery season in which the images are satin softer as there are warmer humidity during the warm summery nights where light is slighter blurred……

#iPhonePhotography |May 2017- 月- Luna Crescent #Moon on a heavy cloudy Auckland night…


On the 30th May 2017, on a very bounded cloudy night Auckland, New Zealand in which the last two nights was previously generous as from the last few nights it was mostly cloudy…… as early this week the moon Luna, in which arises from the new moon in which is call waxing, towards the new moon it which is call waning.. Revealing a something like a strapless A line wedding dress with all that beautifully catered lace work texturing that wedding dress…

In which of that night you could see the Mare’s-the seas of the moon,  in with the Sea of tranquility also serenity in which is known as the Jade rabbit-玉兔 in which those Mare is the first place where Apollo 11 landed on 20th July 1969-  with the Luna Module Eagle on tranquility also the last Apollo 17th mission landed on 7 December 1972 with Luna Module Enterprise with  Commander Eugene Cernan, Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans, and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt, …..

As the Moon tends towards the full moon in which rises latterly every moment in which you can see the terminator lines receding away as the earth shadow reveals the Luna’s surface……

月-LUNA PHOTOGRAPHY | 26 May 2016 AD- very autumn ………


Luna the Moon proceeding towards a full Moon
Luna the Moon proceeding towards a full Moon


April 2016 Luna the moon
The full Moon as you can see more of the Luna landscape also it’s seas..

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The moon Luna is at it s Waxing Gibbous going to full Moon..

For the this month it’s been very generous in the Auckland night skies despite recently it has been raining… this week…. With a few in between fine days and cloudy rainy nights with some remarkable clear night skies with the moon crispy viewed in a very still Autumn going to winter night skies…  during the night skies for this month of May.. Generously with three planets in the night first is Jupiter arriving early following the constellation of Canis Major… Then moderately later its rising from the Eastern direction is the Constellation of Scorpio with the Planet Mars in which has been very close in relation with Earth and rusty bright in the night leading then behind is the planet Saturn…

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