363 Padua

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Christopher K.
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363 Padua

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Padua is not even listed in The Starry Night Pro Plus as a potential small-instrument asteroid. However, it will be making news this weekend as it (for three to four seconds) blocks our view of the star 14 Cancri--or rather, blocks the views of those along a narrow band that passes through northern Mexico, southern Arizona and the Nevada-California border. Within 950 kilometers of that path, there is a possibility of a very brief dimming of 14 Cancri due to a satellite of Padua.

The event is predicted to take place at 12:15am or 12:16am CDT early Monday morning.

More information:
http://www.occultationpages.com/events/ ... Padua.html
https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=363

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