Saturday, December 29, 2012

Jupiter Rising Over the Moon on Christmas Day

In Brazil on Christmas Day, there was an occultation. Lest you think this is the beginning to a sub-par Edgar Allan Poe story, let me note that Jupiter was occulted -- covered -- by the moon. An astronomer named Rafael Defavari caught the following video with a 20-cm telescope. It's a beautifully inverted echo of a sunset and sunrise. Consider this another belated Christmas gift.

(found on the Bad Astronomy blog)

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