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How to watch bright red star Antares disappear behind the moon on May 23

NASAHow to watch bright red star Antares disappear behind the moon on May 23


For the third time this year, the bright red star Antares will be occulted or hidden by the moon on Thursday, May 23.  

The first occasion came on Jan. 8, involving a thin waning crescent moon in the morning twilight sky and visible primarily over the western U.S.  Then, on March 5, a last quarter moon covered Antares, again during the early hours of the morning, mainly favoring the southern and southeast U.S.

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