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Moon Occults Antares - Australia/NZ - 2008 APR 24

Started by curtrenz, 04/13/2008 04:19PM
Posted 04/13/2008 04:19PM Opening Post
The 90% illuminated waning gibbous Moon will occult Antares (mag 1.1) in Scorpius for observers in western and southern Australia and New Zealand during the predawn hours of 2008 APR 24. Folks between the northern and southern graze paths can witness a full occultation. Those on a graze path will see the star winking on and off as lunar hills and valleys pass by.

I’ve created a graze map that can be seen at:

For data specific to a certain location, please reply here with a longitude, latitude, time zone and approximate altitude above sea level.

Photos or descriptions of the event would be welcome additions to this thread.

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monthly wallpaper calendar, visit:

Curt Renz