June 3, 2020

Astro Vid Of the Week: Catch the Moon Occulting Saturn Live!

Coming up this Wednesday.

Credit: The Virtual Telescope Project.

One of the most photogenic celestial events of the month occurs this Wednesday, as the waxing gibbous Moon meets the planet Saturn.

And although this conjunction will be a near miss for most of the planet, observers in southern Australia and New Zealand will see the Moon occult (pass in front of) the ringed planet around 12:00 Universal Time (UT) on the evening of May14th/15th. [Read more...]