The River Eridanus

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New Moon (lunation 1151) will occur on January 9 at 8:31 p.m. EST.  From time to time the moon moves in front of bright stars and planets, this is called an occultation. This month the 82% lit moon will hide the star Aldebaran located 66 light-years away on the night of the 19th starting after 9 p.m. EST and lasting about an hour and a half. The full Wolf Moon occurs at 8:46 p.m. EST.

Until next month, clear skies everyone.

Gary Boyle

Twitter: @astroeducator

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Friday, January 1, 2016