Lunar Occultation of Uranus – 5th December

On the evening of the 5th of December The Moon moves in front of (occults) Uranus.

Timing is roughly…

Disappearance: 16:45 UT. Moon and Uranus are low down in the eastern sky.
Uranus disappears at the dark limb, close to crater Pythagoras.

Reappearance at the bright limb, by crater Reimann: 17:20 UT.

The timings shown are as seen from my location, so your timings may be slightly different from these.

The speeded up animation below, created using Stellarium, shows what we might be able to see at disappearance and reappearance.

2 thoughts on “Lunar Occultation of Uranus – 5th December”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.