Sunday, April 10. A few minutes before 8 pm. The Moon eclipsed Aldebaran.
At 7:59 or so EDT the star suddenly appeared. Almost like a flashlight on the Moon's rim. Very Cool.
I concur. This makes 2 nights in a row of interesting lunar observations. Saturday night at the NSP we saw a bright peak on the rim separated from the crescent by about 1 hour. We had a clear view for approximately 20 minutes.
Though I've never been a big lunar observer (referred to as the 'evil orb' at my former ChesMont Astro Club in PA), the waffling cloud cover forced many of us to seek targets we normally wouldn't pursue. With the moon's thin crescent quickly setting in the west, I trained the C-11 onto its rim at 150 X, where I was treated to a beautiful view of numerous craters and shadows..........