Occultation of Jupiter by Full Moon – NOW!

I love winter - skies are almost clearer, and the stars and planet-watch can begin again (okay so a bit cold..but wrap up warm and have a flask of coffee with ya..). And today is a brilliant one..! Lunar Occultation of a planet is when the moon covers over a planet that is behind it. … Continue reading Occultation of Jupiter by Full Moon – NOW!

Lunar Occultations of Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Mercury in 2012

What's an occultation?  Well, in astrological realms, it means the covering of a planet by the Moon!  Consider a Solar Eclipse - this is when the Sun is blocked by the Moon (as we view it from Earth).  A lunar Occultation of..say Jupiter, is when the planet Jupiter is blocked (eclipsed briefly) by the Moon! … Continue reading Lunar Occultations of Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Mercury in 2012