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Moon hides three planets and a star in a rare celestial extravaganza

According to US Naval Observatory, on Monday lunar Occultation happened of three Planets, one star, and two asteroids.

But Mars occultation was only seen in some parts of the Pacific Ocean and the coast of Mexico and some areas of America.

People of Indonesia, Australia, and New Zealand also witnessed the rare action the Moon.

As per the report, some professional astronomers were able to detect Hertha and Nephthys, two large asteroids covered by the Moon during the occultation.

An astrophysicist of the American Museum of Natural History, Jackie Faherty called this process as dance in the sky by the Moon.

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