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Monday, January 31, 2011


Occultation of Pi Sagittarii Morning February 1, 2011

Morning sky on February 1 looking east as seen from Adelaide at 5:40 am daylight saving time in South Australia showing pi Sagittarii about to be covered by the Moon. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time. Click to embiggen.

Just a reminder that the Moon passes in front of the moderately bright star pi Sagittarii on the morning of Tuesday February 1.

The Moon covers the star at around 6:00 am daylight saving time in the eastern states (eg 6:16 Melbourne, 6:09 Sydney, 5:04 in Brisbane), 5:40 am ACDST in South Australia, and uncovers the star at 3:50 am in WA.

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