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Old 21-05-2024, 05:40 AM
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The Moon Has A Date With Saturn In Agust 2024

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I have marked my calendar for this. https://in-the-sky.org/news.php?id=20240821_15_100
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Old 21-05-2024, 08:21 AM
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I got extremely excited when I read about this a few days ago…until I realised it’ll be below the horizon for us here in Sydney!
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Old 21-05-2024, 09:18 AM
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Really sorry about that. Wish I could observe from my dark site the LMC and SMC you have there in the South.
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Old 21-05-2024, 09:21 AM
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Really sorry about that. Wish I could observe from my dark site the LMC and SMC you have there in the South.
lol it’s all good! I hope you can score some clear skies for the event and if so please send us some pics!!
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Old 21-05-2024, 12:40 PM
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Unfortunately, the close approach under 30”, and even an occultation in some places, is all happening on the other side of the world.

A quick check in Sky Safari suggest a separation of about 9 degrees during the early evening of the 20th and the closest approach of about 5 degrees as the Moon and Saturn are setting in the western sky in the early hours of the 21st.

A shame, as these are fabulous events to experience.
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