January 19th, 2016
Observers in the United Kingdom and North America are in for a rare treat this coming Tuesday night / Wednesday morning. Known as an occultation, the waxing gibbous Moon will appear to move in front of the bright star Aldebaran in Taurus, thereby hiding it from view.
The start and end times will depend upon your location but the whole of the United Kingdom and Ireland will see it begin in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Later, almost the entire North American continent will see it start sometime after sunset on Tuesday night.
If you live in the United Kingdom, the star may not appear before sunrise. However, if you live in North America, the star will typically reappear about seventy-five minutes later.
For precise details of key locations, please visit this link: http://www.lunar-occultations.com/iota/bstar/0120zc692.htm
All Astronomical Events for January 19th, 2016
06:21 UT – The waxing gibbous Moon is south of M45, the Pleiades open star cluster. (Taurus, evening sky.)
Events in bold involve objects and/or events that are visible with the naked eye.
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