The Occultation Went Down to Georgia

One of my favorite sites on the web, Bad Astronomy, has news of an interesting event happening tomorrow night in Georgia and Florida…

If you live in southwest Georgia or northeast Florida, on Tuesday evening April 17th at 8:56 p.m. local time, you might see the star Iota Cancri blink out as an asteroid named Xanthe passes in front of it.

As Phil points out, this is called an occultation.

What a rare and unique event!

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