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Full Moon Aligned with Jupiter & Aldebaran - 11/28

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#1 Centaur

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:43 PM

Jupiter, the Full Moon and the first magnitude star Aldebaran will form a straight line with a span of only 5° during the night of 2012 NOV 28-29. For Chicagoland observers this will occur shortly after moonrise. For observers in Belgium the trio will appear almost perfectly vertical. Jean Meeus e-mailed that he'll be watching from Brussels.

For my more detailed article and graphics with data, please visit: www.CurtRenz.com/moon

Descriptions and photos of the alignment would be welcome additions to this thread.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:03 PM

Below is a link my photo of Jupiter, the Full Moon and Aldebaran in a straight line this evening. I had to overexpose the Moon to get Aldebaran to print. It was taken from Arlington Heights, Illinois on 2012 NOV 28 at 17:06 CST, which was 44 minutes after sunset and 30 minutes after moonrise.

http://www.CurtRenz.com/FM121128.jpg

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:48 AM

It was an incredible sight from the DC area. Must have been very dry, as the moon just popped even with naked eye. Didn't get a chance to pull the scope out, unfortunately.






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