[meteorite-list] OT: Moon occults Venus tomorrow (Tuesday)

From: Matson, Robert <ROBERT.D.MATSON_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:43:32 2004
Message-ID: <AF564D2B9D91D411B9FE00508BF1C8698E5542_at_US-Torrance.mail.saic.com>

Hi All,

Off-topic heads up that tomorrow the moon (a waning crescent) will
occult Venus as seen from the continental U.S., Hawaii, northern
Mexico, Cuba, the Caribbean, and the most populated regions of
Canada. This a daytime occultation, so binoculars or a telescope
will afford the best view, though in clear blue skies both the moon
and Venus can be seen naked eye.

For the Los Angeles area, the occultation begins around 10:17am PDT
and ends at 11:50am. For Washington, D.C., it starts at 2:30pm EDT
and ends at 3:36pm. See the July issue of Sky & Telescope, pp.
100-102 for a map and a table of times for various major cities.
Or you can run SkyMap for your specific location, and play with the
map time to see when Venus disappears and reappears from behind
the moon.

Received on Mon 16 Jul 2001 11:10:18 PM PDT

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