Aldebaran Card


Aldebaran cardRare
A card created by the moogles for
the Starlight Celebration. When
opened, you can see twinkling stars.

Other Uses

Resale Price: Cannot be sold to NPCs.

How to Obtain

Cannot be sold on the Auction House or delivered, but can be traded and bazaared.

Special Event

Historical Background

During Starlight Celebration Event (for Christmas 2005), there were 7 Rare Christmas cards that could be obtained. They were: Aldebaran Card, Betelgeuse Card, Canopus Card, Capella Card, Pleiades Card, Rigel Card, Sirius Card. All of these cards are named after some of the brightest stars in the night sky and most of which are visible in the evening hours in December. Most of the stars form the Winter Hexagon asterism, a giant hexagon formed from the brighest stars around at that time of year (Aldebaran, Capella, Pollux, Procyon, Rigel, Sirius). Procyon and Pollux are not included in these cards. Most of the stars form the Summer Hexagon in the Southern Hemisphere, with Canopus replacing Capella.

Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri) is the brightest star in the constellation Taurus. Aldebaran is a star of the spectral type K5 (orange). It is 65 ly from the Sol system. It is one of the brightest nighttime winter stars. Aldebaran has been called "The Bull's Eye" in the past, because it forms the eye of the bull. Aldebaran is derived from the Arabic al-dabaran, meaning "the follower", which refers to how it follows the Pleiades across the sky at night. In Medieval astrology, Aldebaran was considered to predict honors and riches, being called "the fortunate star".

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