During the afternoon of 2012 AUG 13 the waning crescent Moon will occult (cover) a half lit Venus for many observers in North America. They may be visible by naked eye for those who know where to look, but optical aid would be helpful. Avoid looking at the Sun. For many East Asians it will be a predawn event on AUG 14.
Iíve created two graze maps, Besselian elements and a preview for Chicago. The graphics for those and my more detailed article can be found on my lunar webpage at: www.CurtRenz.com/moon
For your local immersion and emersion times, please reply to this thread with your longitude, latitude, altitude above sea level and time zone.
Photos and descriptions of the event would be welcome additions to this thread.