An Amazing Glimpse Into Space From Green Lake

September 13, 2017 1:43pm

Photo by Dustin Guy

Yesterday morning, our own Dustin Guy was able to capture a pretty cool sight – an occultation (which is the passage of one celestial body in front of another). According to Guy, “occultation is similar to an eclipse but on a smaller scale. The star Aldebaran, at a distance of 65 light years, slipped behind the Moon for an hour. This happens a few times a year in the Northern Hemisphere, but it’s not always visible from our location and/or the weather doesn’t cooperate.”

Guy was able to capture this photo from his deck at 445 a.m., just before it disappeared. Aldebaran is the speck to the left of the Moon.