Three lunar occultations coming up

In the pre dawn morning of August 24th three bright stars in the constellation of Taurus will be occulted by the Moon.

The first is delta 1 Tau which will disappear behind the bright limb of the Moon at 3:42 BST. The graphic below shows the moment just before the star disappears (pointed to by the red arrow).

Before delta 1 Tau emerges from the dark lunar limb at 4:50 BST, Delta 2 Tau will disappear behind the Moons bright south eastern limb at 4:23 BST. It will reappear from the dark limb at 5:08 BST, but before then Delta 1 Tau (also called Hyadum II) will have emerged from behind the Moon’s dark limb.

And not long after that, Delta 3 Tau will be occulted by the Moon’s bright limb at 5:21BST.

Clear skies.

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