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24335Venus Occultation Monday

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  • Rich W
    Aug 10, 2012
      Per the August Sky & telescope mark your calendars for 13 August. There is going to be an occultation of Venus by the moon about 1:30 P.M. PDT. Ingress is listed as 20:27 UT for northern CA. It is supposed to be visible from much of the United States, weather permitting. The below PDF lists time info for many spots in the USA.


      Even in daylight the bright planets are normally visible through a scope and the moon, still 4 days before new moon, should be visible naked eye. Years ago I kept my eyes on Venus as the sun rose and was able to see it naked eye even after sunrise.

      Rich Wood
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