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Robin Leadbeater
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Just spotted this on the S&T website

https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/will-sirius-disappear

“Monday night, February 18th. That evening around 10:30 p.m. MST (5:30 UT February 19th), there’s a good probability that the 17th-magnitude 4388 Jürgenstock will occult the sky’s brightest star for up to 1.8 seconds.”

The event is not visible from the UK but anyone on the narrow path though North America could get (very a brief) view of Sirius B free from the glare of its bright companion. (Sirius is predicted to be totally eclipsed for just 0.2sec !)

Robin