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Aldebaran Reappears

By: Tunc Tezel

 

Region: Middle East

Site: Bursa - Turkey

Date: 2015 August 9

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The brightest star of Taurus appears next to the moon after an occultation. From the photographer: "On 2015 August 9, a thick crescent Moon rose above the hills due northwest of Bursa around 0150 local summer time (GMT+3). And 5 minutes later, the bright star Aldebaran reappeared from behind the Moon." Click the constellation icon to see a close-up of the pair shot simultaneously with an 8-inch telescope. Tunc Tezel

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