February 20, 2020

Astro-Vid of the Week- Captured: Venus Occults a Naked Eye Star

Our chart of the passage of Lambda Aquarii behind Venus on April 16th.

Created using Stellarium.

We love it when backyard observers rise to the challenge. We wrote recently about the prospects for catching the occultation of the +3.7 magnitude star Lambda Aquarii by the planet Venus on the morning of April 16th. Most occultations involve the Moon or asteroids, but very occasionally, a planetary disk will also blot out a distant star. [Read more...]