标签: 掩星

血月与冰质巨行星

2022年11月11日 Blood Moon, Ice Giant Image Credit & Copyright: Ryan Han Explanation: On November 8 the Full Moon turned blood red as it slid through Earth’s shadow in a beautiful total lunar eclipse. During totality it also passed in front of, or occulted, outer planet Uranus for eclipse viewers located in parts of northern America and Asia. For a cl...

月掩金星

2022年6月2日 Lunar Occultation of Venus Image Credit & Copyright: Quentin Gineys Explanation: On May 27 Venus rose as the morning star, near the waning crescent Moon in a predawn sky already full of planets. It was close on the sky to the Moon’s crescent and a conjunction of the second an third brightest celestial beacons were enjoyed by skygazers ar...

三星凌木及交食

2021年8月21日 Triple Transit and Mutual Events Image Credit & Copyright: Christopher Go Explanation: These three panels feature the Solar System’s ruling gas giant Jupiter on August 15 as seen from Cebu City, Philippines, planet Earth. On that date the well-timed telescopic views detail some remarkable performances, transits and mutual events, by Jup...

月亮临边旁的火星

2020年8月15日 Mars at the Moon’s Edge Image Credit & Copyright: Sergio Scauso Explanation: Does the Moon ever block out Mars? Yes, the Moon occasionally moves in front of all of the Solar System’s planets. Just this past Sunday, as visible from some locations in South America, a waning gibbous Moon eclipsed Mars. The featured image from Córdoba...

月掩金星

2020 June 21 Moon Occults Venus Image Credit & Copyright: Dzmitry Kananovich Explanation: It may look like Earthrise, but it’s actually Venus-set. Just after sunrise two days ago, both the Moon and Venus also rose. But then the Moon overtook Venus. In the featured image sequence centered on the Moon, Venus is shown increasingly angularly close to t...

月球后方的土星

2019 August 14 Saturn Behind the Moon Image Credit: Peter Patonai (Astroscape Photography) Explanation: What’s that next to the Moon? Saturn. In its monthly trip around the Earth — and hence Earth’s sky — our Moon passed nearly in front of Sun-orbiting Saturn earlier this week. Actually the Moon passed directly in front of Saturn from...