Lunar Occultation of Saturn – Thursday 25th April – Observing Locations

23 04 2019

Hi All,

This coming Thursday the Moon occults Saturn.

The event start at 10:29 PM and ends at 11:25 PM.

When the Moon rises and occults Saturn, it will be about 4° above the horizon.

I am planning on setting up about 9:30 PM and staying until 11:30 PM.

The location I have chosen to observe this event is Edgecliffe Blvd Collaroy Plateau, opposite number 52, near the bus stop.

There is a section of the road that has a clear view of the ocean and is about 300′ above sea level.

Regards,

Phil Angilley

Observing Officer NSAS

PDAngilley

89 Ryan Place

Beacon Hill

2100

02 9939 7319

0448 120 178

pangilley@bigpond.com


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26 04 2019
Geoff

Did you see it or were you clouded out. I could see it from lake Macquarie, but noticed a lot of cloud to the south.

26 04 2019
pangilleybigpondcom

Hi Geoff, the weather was excellent, the Moon popped out of the horizon with Saturn close behind.

We all had a wonderful view of the start of the event, and an hour later we saw Saturn and 3 Moons appear from the Dark side of the moon.

Regards Phil.