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Moon Occults Star – S. India & Sri Lanka – Feb 9
      #5665936 - 02/06/13 08:00 PM

The 2% illuminated waning crescent Moon will occult magnitude +3.1 Beta Capricorni for observers in southern India and Sri Lanka during the early morning of 2013 FEB 09. For those on a graze path, the star will appear to wink on and off as lunar hills and valleys pass by. There will be a full occultation for folks between the two graze paths. Immersion will occur on the lunar bright limb and emersion on the dark limb.

I’ve created a graze map, table of Besselian elements, and a Madurai, India preview graphic with data. They can be seen at my new webpage for occultations:

Photos and descriptions of the event would be welcome additions to this thread. Timings for specific locations will be provided, if you reply to this post with a longitude, latitude, elevation and time zone.

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