off topic - lunar occultation of bright star for eastern part of north america

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Mon Dec 20 2010 - 16:46:48 UTC

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    During the lunar eclipse in a few hours time, a magnitude 7 star will be occulted by the moon. The moon will be bright when it disappear's behind the moon, but the moon will be in a deep eclipse when it reappears, making for a nice view.
    Info on the star
    Data from the Tycho catalog:
    TYC 1863 1341
    Johnson V magnitude: 6.982  0.020
    J2000 position at current date (proper motion included):
    Right ascension: 05h51m50.6475s
    Declination: +23 22' 57.822"
    So check, to see what to expect and enjoy. Look between 7 to 8 UTC.
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