Saturn Photographed Behind The Moon

The featured image in this post is a shot of the planet Saturn peeking behind the moon. Amazing, isn’t it?

The following information is from Peta Pixel.

Based in Timaru, New Zealand, astrophotographer and astronomer Paul Stewart captured this shot back in 2014 and created a composite of three photos. After capturing this image, Stewart highlighted Saturn and the Moon separately. He advised the following:

“It is a bit of a cheat but because of the high surface brightness of the Moon and low brightness of Saturn, it’s impossible to get a good image of the occultation with just one shot.”

“Somewhere on Earth a Saturn Moon occultation can be viewed on average every 168 days.”

However, there can be 5-year time gaps.

I found this to be extremely interesting and will keep you posted on more. To check out the full article, click here. If you have any additional information, feel free to comment below.

Until Next Time…


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