Published on Mar 2, 2017
On March 4 the first quarter moon passes between Earth and the bright naked eye star Aldebaran, temporarily blocking our view of the star. This is called an occultation.
You can actually watch Aldebaran disappear behind the dark side of the moon and then reappear on the moon’s illuminated side during the evening hours.
The occultation begins and concludes at different times, depending on where you are when you view it.
The event should be easy to see from most of the U.S., Mexico, most of Central America, the Western Caribbean and Bermuda.
Clips, images credit: ESO, ESA/HUBBLE & NASA/JPL
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