On the morning of April 23, 1998 the planets Jupiter and Venus appeared close to a thin sliver of an old moon. The planets were less than 1/2 of a degree apart at the time and had earlier in the day been occulted by the moon. Unfortunately, this event was not visible from North America. Photographed with a 500mm f5.6 clock-driven telescope (upper left photo) on Fuji 200 asa color negative film with an exposure of 20 seconds Earthshine can be easily seen. Venus is the left "starlike" object and Jupiter is the fainter object on the right. The trio was photographed from Kessler Park in Kansas City Missouri, USA at about 5a.m. cst. With a tripod mounted 180mm f2.8 Nikkor lens and a 10 second exposure on Fuji asa 200 color negative film the trio (upper right) rose over the neighborhood.