2018 Lunar Occultations/Conjunctions Bright Stars

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Christopher K.
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2018 Lunar Occultations/Conjunctions Bright Stars

Post by Christopher K. » April 30th, 2018, 5:51 pm

1 May 2018
Gamma Librae
[ingress ~12:01am CDT at azimuth 142˚ / altitude 36˚; near crater Olbers, or about lunar latitude 7˚N]
[egress ~1:21am CDT at azimuth 165˚ / altitude 43˚; near crater Bernoulli, or about lunar latitude 35˚N]

More information:
http://www.lunar-occultations.com/iota/ ... zc2223.htm

This is NOAA's current forecast for 12am tomorrow...
precipitation potential, 4%
sky cover, 12%
relative humidity, 81%
temperature, 22˚C
surface wind, SE 13 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that at 12am the transparency rating will be "above average" (4 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "average" (3 out of 5).

These occultations are always quite lovely.

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