Challenge-Watch the Daytime Moon Occult Aldebaran for North America This Friday

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The Moon an Aldebaran shortly after the September 5th, 2015 occultation. Image credit and copyright: Mike Taylor

How about that total lunar eclipse this past Sunday? Keep an eye of the waning gibbous Moon this week, as it begins a dramatic dive across the ecliptic towards a series of photogenic conjunctions throughout October.

The Main Event: This week’s highlight is an occultation of the bright +0.9 magnitude star Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri) by the waning gibbous Moon on Friday morning October 2nd.(…)
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