Astronomy buffs: Would you like to see a lunar occultation of Jupiter?
An occultation is where one object passes in front of another object in the sky. Since the moon is big, lunar occultations of stars are relatively common, but occultations of planets, even though they are on the ecliptic, are uncommon. Today there was a lunar occultation of Jupiter, seen from Asia. This video was a Google Plus hangout, and the astronomer was from an area just outside of Istanbul Turkey.
We had an impromptu virtual star party today. Ahmet Kale in Turkey was able to get a view of the lunar occultation of Jupiter. He lives just outside of Istanbul.