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Daytime Occultation of Mercury by the Moon October 28, 2011

Academics / Astronomy : Astroblog

WARNING SIGNIFICANT EYE HAZARD, experienced observers only should attempt this observation. Left image: The location of the Moon relative to the Sun just before Mercury is occulted. Middle Image: Approximate binocular view of the Mo...

Brightest Supernova in Decades To Outshine All Other Stars Tonight [Video]

Technology : The Inquisitr - Tech

Amateur sky-watchers get ready. Tonight, the brightest supernova in the last 25-years will hit its peak. If you have a good pair of binoculars or a telescope you’ll be able to catch a glimmer of the self-destructing star which is mo...

Moon Will Make a Star Vanish on Tuesday Night

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser

Sky watchers will get a bit of a show Tuesday night: People across the Eastern US and much of the Southwest will be able to see the moon move in front of Aldebaran, one of the brightest stars in the night sky, a phenomenon known as ...

Bull's-Eye: Moon to cross Taurus constellation in lunar occultation

Lifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

If you look up at the night sky on Tuesday night, you'll see the moon passing in front of the star Aldebaran, the brightest star in the Taurus constellation, in a lunar occultation. Aldebaran is usually pretty easy to locate because...

Get Ready For Halloween By Watching The Moon's 'Occultation' Tonight

News : The Two-Way

During the rare event, the waning gibbous moon will pass over the huge, bright orange star of Aldebaran. It'll be visible across large portions of the south and northeastern United States.


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