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Thread: Moon Occults Saturn - 2019 APR 25-26

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    Cool Moon Occults Saturn - 2019 APR 25-26

    The waning gibbous Moon will occult (cover) Saturn for observers in New Zealand and eastern Australia during the night of 2019 APR 25-26

    The current series of 14 monthly Saturn occultations extends from 2018 DEC 09 to 2019 NOV 29. However the large majority are not visible at nighttime from any particular location. The next series will commence on 2024 APR 06

    The upcoming immersion will occur on the lunar dark limb and emersion on the bright limb. Any ocean observers on a graze path can witness the star winking on and off as lunar hills and valleys pass by. Those between the two paths will see a full occultation.

    Iíve created a graze map for the southwest Pacific region, a set of Besselian elements for computer input, and preview graphics with data for Sydney. They can be seen by visiting my Occultations webpage at https://www.CurtRenz.com/occultations.html

    Photos and descriptions of the occultation would be welcome additions to this thread. If you would like specific occultation or graze predictions for your location, please reply to this post with your longitude, latitude, elevation and time zone.
    For astronomical graphics and data visit
    https://www.CurtRenz.com/astronomy.html

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    Correction because too late to edit:
    The third line should begin, "The upcoming immersion will occur on the lunar bright limb and emersion on the dark limb."
    For astronomical graphics and data visit
    https://www.CurtRenz.com/astronomy.html

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