Moon Occults Aldebaran

Thursday 22nd Mar 201823:38

Last Aldebaran Occultation of the present series from the British Isles.

Friday, 2018, March 22 – 23:38UT

The last Aldebaran Occultation on March 22nd is a dark limb disappearance, which is the last to be seen from the British Isles. There are other opportunities elsewhere, but the series still finishes this year, with the next series beginning in 2033.  You will need a clear horizon in azimuth 292 since the 32% phase Moon is near setting at 4 degrees altitude.   This could be a nice photo opportunity with foreground objects.

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