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When will the moon occult any of the brighter planets and where can I find the Info?

Has there been any Moon/Planet occutations in the past and when are the next ones.

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  1. Depends on where you live. I found this site, which lists two occultations remaining for this calendar year (both of Mars).
    http://www.lunar-occultations.com/iota/planets/planets.htm
    I saw the April 22 occultation of Venus (in morning daytime) in my 4.5 inch reflector. It was an amazing sight, watching a large crescent shape cover up a tiny one.
    I’ll see if I can find more sites with better info. Providing your approximate location will make this easier.

    The USNO has a good site too, but it also lists bright star occultaitons —> http://asa.usno.navy.mil/SecA/2009/olist09.html
    Just click on the planet, asteroid, or star that is being occulted for a certaindate and a new window will pop up showing you where on the globe it will be visible.

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