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Crescent Moon and Saturn


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About this observation
Andrew Paterson
Time of observation
02/02/2019 - 06:47
Moon and Saturn Conjunction
Observing location
Hill Head Beach
Nikon Coolpix P900
1s F5.6 ISO 1600

A view of the thin waning crescent Moon and Saturn shortly after Saturn emerged from occultation this morning. Unfortunately I was unable to see the actual reappearance as the Moon was then very low in the morning sky and hidden behind a cloudbank.  There is a series of lunar occultations of Saturn this year but unfortunately this is the only one visible from the UK and even then at very low altitude in the dawn sky, and only from SE England.

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