On april 23rd, 2011 we detected a stellar occultation by Makemake. This was the first time that such an event was observed for Makemake and provided us with plenty of information on this dwarf planet. We have published the main scientific results from such an event in the November 22nd issue of the journal Nature, in 2012.
A simulation showing the motion of Makemake's shadow on Earth. Note that this is only an illustration because with the projection of South America used in this video the shadow of Makemake would be distorted and the distortion would be a function of the position. Credit: European Southern Observatory (ESO).