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The Moon Occults Aldebaran January 19, 2016

Posted by aquillam in Astronomy, MichiganAstro, Urban Observing.
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If it’s clear where you are this evening, head outside around 8:45 PM and look for the Moon. Nearby, you’ll spot Aldebaran, the bull’s eye. Keep watching! Aldebaran will disappear behind the Moon right around 9 PM! The dark side approaches first, so it can be a bit tricky to see it disappear.

The star will reappear around 10:20 – 10:30.

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Simulation of 8:45 PM in Ann Arbor

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