Daily cosmobite: Moon near Uranus

Uranus.Keck.APOD18NOV2004The Moon passes the planet Uranus today as seen from Australian skies. That’s not so unusual, but this time observers in the icy north – Greenland and Iceland – will see the Moon occult, or cover, the ice giant Uranus.

 

The ice giant Uranus as seen by the Keck telescope. Lawrence Sromovsky (Univ. Wisconsin-Madison), Keck Observatory and APOD18NOV2004.

 

 

 

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