Aldebaran is the brightest star that the moon occults. Aldebaran is shown about to be occulted on March 4, 1998. (Aldebaran is the bright dot to the upper left of the moon.) This occultation is almost a mirror image of the September 1998 occultation.
Astro-Physics 155mm (6.1 inch) refractor at f7.1. One 1/30th second exposure on Kodak Royal Gold 100 color negative film with full moon overlay. Photographed from northern New Jersey. ©1998