Astronomical phenomenon occultation to take place

Q.  Moon will hide star Aldebaran in a astronomical phenomenon called________.
- Published on 26 Feb 16

a. Lunar eclipse
b. Occultation
c. Both of the above
d. Neither of the above

ANSWER: Occultation
 
Moon will hide star Aldebaran or Rohini Nakshtra in March in a phenomenon known as occultation. While it is similar to an eclipse, only 37% of the moon will be illuminated through this phenomenon slated to take place on March 14. Aldebaran is in a cluster of stars nameless Hyades cluster and one may be able to see the darker side of the moon depending on local conditions. The darker side if the moon is that side which is not illuminated by sunlight, but rather by sunlight reflected by the earth.

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