JACKSON, Wyo. — Last night, the last full moon of 2022 rose over Jackson Hole and an astronomical event accompanied it. A lunar occultation occurred, which means the moon slowly crept towards Mars, eventually obstructing the bright red “star” from view.

The display was visible in Jackson Hole and began a few hours after sunset. The moon rose just before 4:20 p.m.

Buckrail readers submitted photos capturing the event from various locations around Jackson Hole.

At 7:43 p.m. this photo was captured, just as Mars began to pass behind the moon. The red dot on the left edge of the moon is Mars. Photo: Steve Poole

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.