On Friday night, September 19–20, observers in northeastern North America, eastern Canada, and western Europe have a fine chance to watch the Moon cover up stars in the Pleiades.For North Americans, the action comes on the evening of the 19th with the Moon low in the east-northeast. For Europe the occultations take place high in the sky before or during dawn on the 20th. The Moon will be waning gibbous (73% illuminated). This means that stars will disappear behind its bright limb, where you’ll need a telescope to watch them go, and will reappear from behind the Moon’s dark limb, where binoculars might suffice.
For instance: seen from the New York City area, Maia disappears around 9:38 p.m. EDT, Taygeta 9:43, Alcyone 10:16. Electra reappears around 9:59 p.m. EDT, Taygeta 10:00, Celaeno 10:01, Maia 10:23, Alcyone 10:36.
For predictions at many other locations, check lunar-occultations.com/iota/pleiades08/pleiades.htm.