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With Mars being occulted by the moon early Thursday morning, starting about 4.55am, anyone planning to view it?  A good western view is required, anyone got any suggestions for a good site around the Dublin area.

Uranus is occulted by the moon on Monday afternoon starting at 4.50pm, even if you don't get to see the occultation, this is a great opportunity to view Uranus, especially if you have never observed the planet before, as the moon makes a great guide post.

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Replied by michael_murphy on topic Mars Occultation

A little early for me. Would the Sugarloaf be a good spot (not technically Dublin).
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Replied by Fermidox on topic Mars Occultation

Didn't see the ingress at 0454 due to fog but reasonably good views of the egress at 0556. Here they are at 0604 -



Clear skies,
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Replied by flt158 on topic Mars Occultation

What a beautiful sight and image, Finbarr!
I'm sure seeing the Moon and Mars lowering over the Atlantic Ocean was a great help. 

For various reasons I didn't observe this occultation. 

Very best regards from Aubrey. 

 
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Replied by Fermidox on topic Mars Occultation

The Moon was full at 0408 Aubrey and Mars was at opposition at 0542, behind the Moon. So quite a rare combination of events; in fact the exact circumstances won't repeat for the rest of the 21st century 

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Replied by Paul-Byrne on topic Mars Occultation

I set the alarm for four, I looked out the window, yep, clouds.  I decided to wait nother half an hour to see if things improved, nope, no change.

I have devised a mathemathical formula to explain this, I call it Byrne's First Law of Causality:
Astronomical event + Ireland = Cloud, I plan to send it to the relevant scienfitic body for publication.

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Replied by Until_then-Goodnight! on topic Mars Occultation

Hi All,

Your image is beautiful Finbarr...very well done and thanks for sharing it with us.

Paul, I support your formula, and believe it holds true : ) 

Clear skies,

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Replied by R Newman on topic Mars Occultation

From Ballina, a 5 minute gap in the clouds
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What a terrific image Ronan..love it!

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