June 6, 2020

Astro-Event: A September Occultation Bonanza.

Jupiter & the Moon the morning of September 8th as seen from Central Florida.

(All graphics unless otherwise noted where created by the author using Starry Night).

I love the term occultation. Use it around the astronomically uninitiated, and it just confirms every suspicion they’ve ever had that you’re REALLY a secret astrologer, further confusing the pseudoscience with astronomy in their minds. I sometimes think that even many astronomers feel a bit odd using the term, as it hints at astronomy’s astrological roots before it became a respectable science. [Read more...]