Taurus Head Butts the Moon!

   Monday evening February 15th The just past first quarter Moon will be within a few degrees from the reddish star Aldebaran in Taurus the Bull. For parts of the world this will be an occultation of Aldebaran by the Moon with the occultation or closest approach at 8 UT on the 16th. From my location this is 2 am CST and by then Taurus and the Moon will have set.

   
   
   
   

Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

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