Stunning video: The day the moon 'ate' Jupiter!

An astronomer has captured in stunning detail an incredibly rare celestial event in which the Moon appears to devour the planet Jupiter.

Rafael Defavari focused his high-powered telescope on the heavens just in time to film the largest planet in our solar system disappear behind the crater strewn lunar surface.
 
The incredible phenomenon – known as an occultation in which one object is hidden by another object that passes between it and the observer – was only viable from certain parts of the southern hemisphere on Christmas Day.

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