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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    Here's a heads up for the morning of the 7th of October, where they will be a lovely conjuction of the crescent Moon, Venus, Saturn and Regulus.

    Furthermore, the Moon will occult Regulus just before dawn for parts of the UK.

    Should be a lovely sight in the predawn sky to the east.

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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Weather Preferences: Ample sunshine; Hot weather; Mixed winters with cold and mild spells
  • Location: Berlin, Germany

    Ah astronomy - I remember that! Something you can do when those clouds clear at night. Been a looonnngg time - or so it feels. Alas predawn isn't a time I'm familiar with unless it's been one of those nights....

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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    Its looking promising if the fog stays away.

    October 7. GRAZING OCCULTATION OF REGULUS m (v) +1.4

    Good opportunity for astrophotographers with a thin waning crescent Moon, earthshine and a bright first magnitude star. The graze line cuts across mainland Britain from Lytham St Anne's, (south of Blackpool), to the Lincolnshire coast, south of Grimsby, via Preston, Blackburn, Burnley, Huddersfield, Barnsley, Doncaster, and Sprunehorpe. A full occultation will be seen south of this line, a close conjunction near the Moon's northern limb elsewhere, including the whole of Northern Ireland. The next occultation of Regulus, visible from the UK, is not until December 8, 2017.

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    http://www.popastro.com/sections/occ/lunocc2007.htm

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