The Moon and Aldebaran Form a Photogenic Pair

Click on an image to enlarge. Images created using the Mobile Observatory app for Android – http://zima.co/

 

February 5th, 2017

You have a rare opportunity to spot the Moon pass very close to Aldebaran tonight. From some parts of the world the Moon will appear to cover the star, but unfortunately, observers in the United Kingdom and the United States will miss out on this event. That being said, like the Moon, Mars and Venus a few nights ago, the pair provide a fantastic photo opportunity and binocular or telescopic observers will also get a great view.

 

Adapted from 2017: The Night Sky Sights (available in the U.S., and the United Kingdom) and 2017: An Astronomical Year (available in the U.S., and the United Kingdom.) For an easy guide to learn the constellations in the night sky, try my book, Signposts to the Stars (see image and links below.)

 

The Astronomical Almanac 2015-2019

Easy Things to See With a Small Telescope

2017: An Astronomical Year 2017: The Night Sky Sights The Astronomical Almanac (2015-2019) Signposts to the Stars

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Details of all available books across the world can be found here or by visiting the author’s page on Amazon. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me at astronomywriter “at” gmail.com

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