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    Historic occultations.

    Looking at the ecliptic on my planisphere, it passes several bright stars. I am wondering if Uranus and Neptune passed in front in historic times and some noticed. So some retrospective predictions may have been done. Have they?

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    Not just stars, Mars!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grapes View Post
    Not just stars, Mars!
    Uranus and Neptune passed in front of Mars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    Uranus and Neptune passed in front of Mars?

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    Maybe they mean the other way around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    Maybe they mean the other way around?
    Yeah. I was teasing. But for some reason Mercury seems to produce more common occultations of Uranus and Neptune. Anyway, an occultation of Uranus or Neptune by a planet wouldn't be something that was naked-eye observable, like the occultation of a bright star by Uranus and Neptune.

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