Joburg astrophotographer captures incredible image of Saturn drifting by the moon


Joburg astrophotographer captures incredible image of Saturn drifting by the moon
Grant Peterson - Occultation of Saturn and the moon 2019

 

South African amateur astrophotographer, Grant Petersen‘s smartphone photo is anything but amateur. The Johannesburg space enthusiast captured an incredible image with both a telescope and his smartphone in late March when both Saturn and the moon lined up perfectly in what is known as a conjunction, Business Insider SA reports.

Petersen, a self-proclaimed astrophotographer managed to captured an incredible and eerie shot during the occultation of Saturn and the moon. This occurs when a larger mass is made smaller or hidden by another mass that passes between it and the observer.

Take a look at Grant’s images below and read more local news right here.

Joburg astrophotographer captures incredible image of Saturn drifting by the moon
Grant Peterson – Occultation of Saturn and the moon 2019

 

 


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