View Full Version : Moon Occults Theta Ophiuchi - Nov 8

2010-Nov-05, 06:04 PM
The 9% illuminated waxing crescent Moon will occult magnitude +3.2 Theta Ophiuchi for observers in North America on 2010 NOV 08. It will be an afternoon event for westerners and an evening event for easterners. The southern graze path will pass across Central America and Cuba; there will be no northern graze path. Those north of the graze path will see a full occultation. The star's apparent equatorial coordinates at the time of the event will be RA 17:22:40.6 and Dec S 2500’35”.

I’ve created a North American graze map, and a preview graphic with data for observers at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium. They can be seen by clicking http://www.curtrenz.com/astronomical and then going to the Moon page.

Photos and descriptions of the event would be welcome additions to this thread. If you would like occultation or graze data specifically for your location, then please reply to this post with a longitude, latitude, time zone and altitude above sea level.