Luna vs. the Hyades! The 1st of 13 Occultations of Aldebaran Set For January 29th

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Getting closer… the Moon and Aldebaran from May 2014. Credit and copyright: Ziad El-Zaatari.

The cosmos is continually in motion.

Be it atoms, stars or snowflakes from the latest nor’easter pounding the New England seaboard, anything worth studying involves movement. And as skies and snowbound roads clear, this Wednesday and Thursday evening will give us a reason to brave the January cold, as the waxing gibbous Moon pierces the Hyades star cluster to graze past the bright star Aldebaran.(…)
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