Thursday, June 10, 2010
Occultation of the Pleiades, Friday June 11, 2010
On the morning of Friday June 11 the thin crescent Moon is close to Mercury. At this time the Moon also occults the Pleiades Cluster. This will be difficult to see if you don't have a fairly level, clear eastern horizon.
You will need a pair of binoculars to see this event at its best (telescopes might be a bit hard to bring to bear as the event is close to the horizon).
Times of prominent star disappearances and appearances for major cities are listed here.