Social media abuzz with lunar occultation of Venus

PETALING JAYA: The lunar occultation of Venus has caused a buzz on social media.

On Twitter, the "Venus" topic has been listed as trending in Malaysia, with 69,000 tweets.

Photos on social media have been circulated, with many snapping away at the sight.

"After sunset, look to the west. The crescent moon will pass in front of Venus.

"All of Malaysia can see the planet entering from behind the moon but not all locations in Malaysia will be able to view the planet coming out again," according to astronomy group, Dark Sky Malaysia, on their Facebook page.

Photos of the phenomenon by social media users were also shared in their comments sections, with many posting pictures from different states of the country.

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