People across S'pore capture brilliant sight of Venus & moon meeting in Nov. 8 night sky

Only a couple of degrees away from one another.

Jane Zhang | November 09, 2021, 03:55 PM

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If you happened to look up at the sky last night (Nov. 8), you may have caught a glimpse of a bright object near the crescent moon.

Photo via Twitter / elainegineer.

But contrary to what you may think, the bright object is not a star; it's Venus, our planetary neighbour.

Photos of the moon and Venus close together

Mothership reader, A Kannan, shared his photos of the moon and Venus "meeting" in the night sky, which he took around Woodlands between 7:30pm and 9pm that night:

Photo courtesy of A Kannan.

Photo courtesy of A Kannan.

Photo courtesy of A Kannan.

Others also took to social media to share shots of the occurrence:

Photo via Facebook / Angeline Oh.

Photo via Twitter / brendawry_.

Photo via Facebook / Chiang Hong Ong.

Photo via Twitter / elainegineer.

Photo via Facebook / Gladys Lim.

Photo via Facebook / Gladys Lim.

Photo via Facebook / Lee Tong Seng.

Photo via Facebook / Serene Froggie Lai.

Photo via Facebook / Yunos Osman.

Moon gliding past Venus, Saturn, Jupiter: NASA

In its monthly skywatching tips, the U.S.'s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said:

"From November 6th through the 11th, watch the Moon glide past Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter after sunset in the south/southwest.

In particular, if you step outside for a look on November 7th, you'll find the four-day-old crescent Moon just about 2 degrees away from Venus. Should be really pretty, so don't miss it."

Here's a gif of what the movement looks like:

Gif via Twitter / NASA.

Top photos courtesy of A Kannan, via Twitter / elainegineer, and via Facebook / Yunos Osman.