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Venus occultation on June 19 in Europe and very Northeast of North America

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#1 skysurfer

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 03:48 PM

On Friday June 19 there will be a morning occultation of Venus, visible from Europe and NH and Maine in America and Newfoundland and New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in Canada.

Mostly in full daylight, but that won't be a problem, weather permits.

 

edit: corrected wrong states of Canada and included map.

 

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Edited by skysurfer, 25 May 2020 - 02:53 AM.

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 03:56 PM

Thanks for the heads up! I ran a simulation in Stellarium and this one looks pretty special indeed! The Moon and Venus has almost the same phase and if the skies are clear, it should make for a spectacular sight!

 

 

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 06:42 PM

It seems that here in north central NC we will be just far enough west to miss even the emergence? But Venus will be very close to the Moon nonetheless, a good telescope photo op!

 

Good map etc. here:

 

http://www.lunar-occ...s/0619venus.htm


Edited by chrysalis, 24 May 2020 - 06:43 PM.


#4 skysurfer

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 02:55 AM

I also included the map (small) from the Occult app.

 

chrysalis: Unfortunately, North Carolina is outside of the coverage area. When the Moon rises, the occultation is already done.




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