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Venus/Moon Occultation, Feb 26th

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Offline DaveMorton Topic starter
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Clear weather permitting, you lot across the pond are in for a bit of a treat, as the planet Venus will be passing behind the Moon in an event called an Occultation (for those unfamiliar with the term), starting on the 26th of Feb, from around 4:10AM, when Venus will slip behind the "old Moon's arms", and ending around 5:50AM, when it emerges from behind the New Moon. I'm SERIOUSLY jealous! Cheesy

[edit] I've done the research for this based on the lat/lon for London, so my times may be off by a minute or two, depending on your location. Smiley [/edit]
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Offline Data
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Sounds good  Smiley

4 to 5AM though, it's really very early for me.
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Offline DaveMorton Topic starter
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lol, that's "really very early" for most of humanity, I suspect. But for those who love stargazing, it's well worth setting the alarm for. Just grab some coffee and a warm sweater.

Oh, and pray for clear skies. Cheesy
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Offline DD1975
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Taint getting up to look, there will be clouds......this is Ireland    Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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Offline DaveMorton Topic starter
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Double-posting, DD? Isn't that a "sin bin offense"? I took care of the extra post, so it's all good.
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Offline DD1975
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You posted as I replied. Dave, which caused me some issues. With posting, so I'm blaming you  Tongue
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Offline DaveMorton Topic starter
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Here's what we all missed, BTW:

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140227.html
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