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Moon Occults The Beehive Star Cluster Friday Night

9 May 2019, 16:19 UTC
Moon Occults The Beehive Star Cluster Friday Night Stuart Heggie

Earlier this week, skywatchers in the southern U.S. got to see the crescent moon cover or “occult” the star Zeta Tauri. Friday night (May 10) the moon will be at it again but this time will pass in front of the Beehive, a bright star cluster in Cancer. Good news. Occultations will be visible over a much wider area — across the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. and Canada, Central America and eastern South America.

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