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Thread: Moon Occults Mag +2.1 Star - 2021 JUN 24-25

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    Cool Moon Occults Mag +2.1 Star - 2021 JUN 24-25

    A Full Moon (barely waning gibbous) will occult (cover) the magnitude +2.1 star Nunki (Sigma Sagittarii) for observers in western North America and the North Pacific Ocean during the night of 2021 JUN 24-25. Nunki is the 6th brightest star than can be occulted by the Moon

    The immersion will occur on the lunar bright limb, with emersion from the dark limb. Lucky observers on a graze path can witness the star passing through lunar hills and valleys. Those between of the two graze paths will see a full occultation.

    Iíve created a graze map, a set of Besselian elements for computer input, and a preview graphic with data for San Francisco. 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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    Nunki is currently the brightest fixed star with an ongoing series of monthly occulations.

    OccSer Nunki.JPG
    For astronomical graphics and data visit
    https://www.CurtRenz.com/astronomy.html

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