Moon to Uncover a Bright Star

February 25, 2005

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Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor

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On Thursday morning, March 3, 2005, early risers living west of the Mississippi have a chance to watch an unusual and dramatic celestial event. The last-quarter Moon shining in the sky will seem to give birth — very suddenly — to a bright orange-red star.

The star is Antares, one of the brightest in the sky and the leading light of the constellation Scorpius. The Moon passes directly in front of it that morning as seen from North America.

The first stage of the event, the star's disappearance, will happen on the Moon's bright edge, where the lunar glare will hide the star from view unless you're using a telescope. But the star will reappear from behind the Moon's dark edge, and there it should be easily visible to the unaided eye. Of course, binoculars or a telescope will give an even better view.

The graphic provided below illustrates the star's apparent path behind the Moon as seen from various cities.

The star's dramatic reappearance happens during predawn darkness for the western and mountain states. It happens in the early glow of dawn as seen from the middle longitudes of North America, so you may need binoculars in this region depending on how bright the sky is at your location. (This comment applies east of a line roughly from Winnipeg through central Kansas and east Texas, and west of a line from Lake Michigan through Illinois to New Orleans.)

Seen from the East, the event happens in broad daylight — where it should be observable with a telescope through a clear, blue sky, if you know exactly where to look along the Moon's unseen dark edge.

The star will snap into view instantaneously. If you're not watching the dark edge of the Moon at just the right moment, you'll miss the reappearance. Listed below are the predicted times for more than 300 cities and towns. Set your watch accurately, and be sure to go out ahead of time so you can get settled in and start watching in advance.

The times in the table are rounded to the nearest minute, so they ought to be correct for locations within about 20 miles of the center of the city or town listed. (They're accurate at a greater distance due north or south.)

The Moon actually passes in front of stars quite often. Such an event is called an occultation, from the Latin for "hide." But it's fairly unusual for it to happen to a star this bright. Skywatchers who plan ahead might catch such a bright-star occultation once every couple of years on average, especially considering the vagaries of clouds and weather.

More about this event, and how amateur astronomers plan to record it, appears in the March 2005 issue of Sky & Telescope, available on newsstands everywhere. As described there, the International Occultation Timing Association is calling on volunteers to use camcorders to videorecord the event along with radio time signals, to aid in precision research of the Moon's profile.


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Moon Occults Antares

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Sky & Telescope has prepared a listing that tells when the March 3, 2005, occultation of Antares will occur at 340 different cities throughout North America, grouped alphabetically by state or province, in local time. You can browse the listing by clicking on the abbreviation for your state or province below, then scroll to the city nearest you.

North American States and Provinces
United States
AL AK AR AZ CACO CT DC DE
FL GA HI IA
ID IL IN KS KY
LA MA MD ME
MI MN MO MS
MT NC ND NE NH
NJ NM NV NY
OH OK OR PA
PR RI SC SD TN
TX UT VA VT
WA WI WV WY
Canada
AB BC MB NB NL NS
NT ON PE QC SK YT
Mexico
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Two times are given for each place: (1) the disappearance of Antares behind the Moon's left edge, and (2) the reappearance of Antares on the Moon's right edge. For each of these times, the altitudes of the Moon and Sun in degrees are also listed. (Why the Sun? Because that tells you how dark the sky will be at your location. The sky is fairly dark if the Sun is below –12°, bright twilight if near –6°, and broad daylight if above 0°.)

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Local Times for the March 3, 2005, Lunar Occultation of Antares
Calculations by Roger W. Sinnott, Senior Editor, Sky & Telescope
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Birmingham, AL CST 4:44 am 29° –19° 6:10 am 29° –1°
Gadsden, AL CST 4:46 am 29° –18° 6:11 am 29°
Huntsville, AL CST 4:44 am 28° –19° 6:10 am 28° –1°
Mobile, AL CST 4:43 am 31° –21° 6:09 am 32° –2°
Montgomery, AL CST 4:45 am 30° –19° 6:12 am 30°
AK (Sorry; this occultation is not visible from Alaska.)
Ft Smith, AR CST 4:31 am 25° –28° 5:52 am 28° –11°
Little Rock, AR CST 4:34 am 26° –26° 5:57 am 29° –9°
Flagstaff, AZ MST 3:16 am 16° –44° 4:15 am 23° –33°
Phoenix, AZ MST 3:17 am 17° –45° 4:12 am 24° –34°
Tucson, AZ MST 3:19 am 19° –44° 4:13 am 25° –33°
Yuma, AZ MST 3:19 am 17° –47° 4:04 am 22° –38°
Bakersfield, CA PST 2:17 am 12° –49° 2:58 am 17° –42°
Berkeley, CA PST 2:15 am –49° 2:56 am 13° –43°
Eureka, CA PST 2:12 am –49° 2:58 am 11° –42°
Fresno, CA PST 2:15 am 10° –49° 2:59 am 16° –41°
Long Beach, CA PST 2:19 am 14° –49° 2:56 am 19° –42°
Los Angeles, CA PST 2:19 am 13° –49° 2:57 am 19° –42°
Oakland, CA PST 2:15 am –50° 2:56 am 14° –43°
Pasadena, CA PST 2:18 am 13° –49° 2:57 am 19° –42°
Sacramento, CA PST 2:13 am –49° 2:59 am 14° –42°
San Bernardino, CA PST 2:18 am 14° –48° 2:59 am 19° –41°
San Diego, CA PST 2:21 am 15° –48° 2:56 am 20° –42°
San Francisco, CA PST 2:15 am –50° 2:55 am 13° –43°
San Jose, CA PST 2:15 am –50° 2:55 am 14° –43°
Santa Barbara, CA PST 2:19 am 12° –49° 2:53 am 17° –43°
Santa Cruz, CA PST 2:16 am –50° 2:54 am 14° –44°
Stockton, CA PST 2:14 am –49° 2:58 am 14° –42°
Colorado Springs, CO MST 3:18 am 16° –37° 4:31 am 23° –23°
Denver, CO MST 3:18 am 16° –37° 4:31 am 22° –23°
Durango, CO MST 3:16 am 16° –40° 4:25 am 23° –27°
Grand Junction, CO MST 3:15 am 14° –40° 4:25 am 21° –28°
Pueblo, CO MST 3:18 am 17° –37° 4:32 am 23° –23°
Bridgeport, CT EST 6:12 am 22° –3° 7:29 am 18° 11°
Hartford, CT EST 6:13 am 21° –2° 7:29 am 17° 11°
Meriden, CT EST 6:13 am 21° –3° 7:29 am 17° 11°
New Britain, CT EST 6:13 am 21° –3° 7:29 am 17° 11°
New Haven, CT EST 6:13 am 22° –3° 7:29 am 17° 11°
Stamford, CT EST 6:11 am 22° –3° 7:29 am 18° 11°
Waterbury, CT EST 6:12 am 22° –3° 7:29 am 17° 11°
Washington, DC EST 6:04 am 25° –7° 7:25 am 21°
Wilmington, DE EST 6:07 am 24° –5° 7:27 am 20° 10°
Daytona Beach, FL EST 5:58 am 34° –11° 7:27 am 31°
Gainesville, FL EST 5:55 am 34° –13° 7:23 am 31°
Jacksonville, FL EST 5:56 am 33° –12° 7:24 am 31°
Key West, FL EST 6:00 am 39° –12° 7:28 am 36°
Miami, FL EST 6:02 am 38° –10° 7:31 am 34° 10°
Orlando, FL EST 5:58 am 35° –12° 7:26 am 32°
Pensacola, FL CST 4:44 am 32° –20° 6:11 am 32° –1°
Sarasota, FL EST 5:56 am 36° –13° 7:24 am 34°
St Petersburg, FL EST 5:55 am 36° –13° 7:24 am 33°
Tallahassee, FL EST 5:50 am 33° –16° 7:18 am 32°
Tampa, FL EST 5:56 am 35° –13° 7:24 am 33°
West Palm Beach, FL EST 6:02 am 37° –10° 7:31 am 33° 10°
Atlanta, GA EST 5:49 am 29° –16° 7:15 am 28°
Augusta, GA EST 5:54 am 30° –13° 7:21 am 28°
Columbus, GA EST 5:48 am 31° –17° 7:15 am 30°
Macon, GA EST 5:51 am 30° –15° 7:18 am 29°
Savannah, GA EST 5:57 am 31° –12° 7:24 am 29°
HI (Sorry; this occultation is not visible from Hawaii.)
Cedar Rapids, IA CST 4:36 am 19° –23° 5:55 am 22° –9°
Davenport, IA CST 4:38 am 20° –22° 5:57 am 22° –7°
Des Moines, IA CST 4:33 am 19° –25° 5:52 am 22° –11°
Dubuque, IA CST 4:38 am 19° –22° 5:57 am 21° –8°
Iowa City, IA CST 4:36 am 20° –23° 5:56 am 22° –9°
Sioux City, IA CST 4:29 am 17° –28° 5:47 am 21° –14°
Waterloo, IA CST 4:35 am 19° –24° 5:54 am 21° –9°

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Calculations by Roger W. Sinnott, Senior Editor, Sky & Telescope
Boise, ID MST 3:12 am –43° 4:15 am 14° –33°
Pocatello, ID MST 3:13 am –41° 4:20 am 16° –30°
Bloomington, IL CST 4:40 am 22° –21° 6:01 am 23° –6°
Champaign, IL CST 4:41 am 22° –20° 6:03 am 23° –5°
Chicago, IL CST 4:43 am 21° –19° 6:02 am 21° –4°
Decatur, IL CST 4:40 am 22° –21° 6:01 am 24° –5°
Moline, IL CST 4:38 am 20° –22° 5:58 am 22° –7°
Peoria, IL CST 4:39 am 21° –21° 6:00 am 23° –6°
Rockford, IL CST 4:40 am 20° –21° 6:00 am 21° –6°
Springfield, IL CST 4:39 am 22° –22° 6:00 am 24° –6°
Urbana, IL CST 4:41 am 22° –20° 6:03 am 23° –5°
Evansville, IN CST 4:42 am 24° –20° 6:05 am 25° –3°
Fort Wayne, IN EST 5:47 am 22° –17° 7:08 am 22° –1°
Gary, IN CST 4:43 am 21° –19° 6:03 am 22° –4°
Indianapolis, IN EST 5:45 am 23° –18° 7:07 am 23° –2°
Lafayette, IN EST 5:44 am 22° –19° 7:05 am 23° –3°
Muncie, IN EST 5:47 am 23° –17° 7:08 am 23° –1°
South Bend, IN EST 5:45 am 21° –18° 7:05 am 21° –3°
Terre Haute, IN EST 5:43 am 23° –19° 7:05 am 24° –4°
Dodge City, KS CST 4:23 am 20° –33° 5:41 am 25° –18°
Kansas City, KS CST 4:30 am 21° –27° 5:51 am 24° –12°
Salina, KS CST 4:26 am 20° –30° 5:45 am 24° –15°
Topeka, KS CST 4:29 am 21° –28° 5:49 am 24° –13°
Wichita, KS CST 4:26 am 21° –30° 5:46 am 26° –15°
Ashland, KY EST 5:52 am 25° –14° 7:15 am 24°
Bowling Green, KY CST 4:45 am 26° –19° 6:08 am 26° –2°
Lexington, KY EST 5:48 am 25° –16° 7:11 am 25°
Louisville, KY EST 5:46 am 25° –18° 7:09 am 25° –1°
Paducah, KY CST 4:40 am 25° –21° 6:04 am 26° –4°
Baton Rouge, LA CST 4:37 am 31° –25° 6:01 am 33° –7°
New Orleans, LA CST 4:39 am 32° –23° 6:04 am 33° –5°
Shreveport, LA CST 4:32 am 28° –28° 5:55 am 31° –10°
Boston, MA EST 6:16 am 20° 7:31 am 16° 13°
Brockton, MA EST 6:16 am 21° 7:32 am 16° 13°
Cambridge, MA EST 6:16 am 20° 7:31 am 16° 13°
Chelmsford, MA EST 6:16 am 20° –1° 7:30 am 16° 12°
Fall River, MA EST 6:16 am 21° 7:32 am 16° 13°
Holyoke, MA EST 6:13 am 21° –2° 7:29 am 16° 11°
Lawrence, MA EST 6:16 am 20° –1° 7:30 am 15° 12°
Lowell, MA EST 6:16 am 20° –1° 7:30 am 16° 12°
New Bedford, MA EST 6:17 am 21° 7:32 am 16° 13°
Pittsfield, MA EST 6:12 am 21° –3° 7:27 am 17° 11°
Somerville, MA EST 6:16 am 20° 7:31 am 16° 13°
Springfield, MA EST 6:13 am 21° –2° 7:29 am 17° 11°
Worcester, MA EST 6:15 am 21° –2° 7:30 am 16° 12°
Baltimore, MD EST 6:05 am 24° –7° 7:25 am 21°
Augusta, ME EST 6:18 am 18° 7:30 am 14° 13°
Bangor, ME EST 6:20 am 17° 7:31 am 13° 13°
Portland, ME EST 6:18 am 19° 7:31 am 14° 13°
Ann Arbor, MI EST 5:50 am 21° –15° 7:09 am 20°
Battle Creek, MI EST 5:48 am 21° –16° 7:07 am 21° –2°
Bay City, MI EST 5:50 am 20° –15° 7:08 am 19° –1°
Detroit, MI EST 5:52 am 21° –14° 7:10 am 20°
Flint, MI EST 5:51 am 20° –15° 7:09 am 20°
Grand Rapids, MI EST 5:47 am 20° –17° 7:05 am 20° –3°
Jackson, MI EST 5:49 am 21° –16° 7:08 am 21° –1°
Kalamazoo, MI EST 5:47 am 21° –17° 7:06 am 21° –2°
Lansing, MI EST 5:49 am 20° –16° 7:07 am 20° –1°
Marquette, MI EST 5:45 am 16° –18° 7:00 am 17° –5°
Saginaw, MI EST 5:50 am 20° –15° 7:08 am 19° –1°
Duluth, MN CST 4:37 am 15° –22° 5:52 am 17° –10°
Minneapolis, MN CST 4:34 am 16° –24° 5:51 am 19° –11°
Rochester, MN CST 4:35 am 17° –24° 5:53 am 20° –10°
St Cloud, MN CST 4:33 am 15° –25° 5:50 am 18° –11°
St Paul, MN CST 4:35 am 16° –24° 5:52 am 19° –10°
Columbia, MO CST 4:34 am 22° –25° 5:55 am 25° –9°
Joplin, MO CST 4:30 am 23° –28° 5:52 am 26° –12°
Kansas City, MO CST 4:30 am 21° –27° 5:51 am 24° –12°
Springfield, MO CST 4:32 am 23° –26° 5:54 am 26° –10°
St Joseph, MO CST 4:30 am 20° –27° 5:50 am 24° –12°
St Louis, MO CST 4:38 am 23° –23° 6:00 am 25° –7°

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Local Times for the March 3, 2005, Lunar Occultation of Antares
Calculations by Roger W. Sinnott, Senior Editor, Sky & Telescope
Biloxi, MS CST 4:41 am 32° –22° 6:07 am 33° –3°
Gulfport, MS CST 4:41 am 31° –22° 6:07 am 33° –4°
Jackson, MS CST 4:38 am 29° –23° 6:03 am 31° –5°
Natchez, MS CST 4:36 am 29° –25° 6:01 am 32° –7°
Billings, MT MST 3:17 am –36° 4:28 am 15° –25°
Butte, MT MST 3:14 am –39° 4:22 am 13° –28°
Great Falls, MT MST 3:15 am –37° 4:25 am 13° –27°
Helena, MT MST 3:14 am –38° 4:24 am 13° –28°
Asheville, NC EST 5:53 am 28° –14° 7:18 am 26°
Charlotte, NC EST 5:56 am 28° –12° 7:21 am 26°
Durham, NC EST 6:01 am 28° –9° 7:25 am 24°
Greensboro, NC EST 5:59 am 28° –10° 7:23 am 25°
Raleigh, NC EST 6:01 am 28° –9° 7:25 am 25°
Wilmington, NC EST 6:03 am 29° –8° 7:29 am 25° 10°
Winston-Salem, NC EST 5:58 am 27° –11° 7:22 am 25°
Bismarck, ND CST 4:25 am 12° –30° 5:40 am 16° –18°
Fargo, ND CST 4:30 am 13° –26° 5:45 am 17° –14°
Minot, ND CST 4:25 am 10° –30° 5:39 am 15° –18°
Lincoln, NE CST 4:28 am 19° –29° 5:47 am 23° –14°
Omaha, NE CST 4:29 am 19° –28° 5:48 am 22° –13°
Concord, NH EST 6:15 am 20° –1° 7:29 am 15° 12°
Exeter, NH EST 6:16 am 20° 7:31 am 15° 12°
Manchester, NH EST 6:15 am 20° –1° 7:30 am 15° 12°
Portsmouth, NH EST 6:17 am 20° 7:31 am 15° 13°
Atlantic City, NJ EST 6:10 am 24° –4° 7:29 am 20° 11°
Camden, NJ EST 6:08 am 23° –5° 7:27 am 19° 10°
Elizabeth, NJ EST 6:10 am 23° –4° 7:28 am 18° 11°
Jersey City, NJ EST 6:10 am 22° –4° 7:28 am 18° 11°
Newark, NJ EST 6:10 am 23° –4° 7:28 am 18° 11°
Paterson, NJ EST 6:10 am 22° –4° 7:28 am 18° 10°
Princeton, NJ EST 6:09 am 23° –4° 7:28 am 19° 10°
Trenton, NJ EST 6:09 am 23° –5° 7:28 am 19° 10°
Albuquerque, NM MST 3:18 am 19° –40° 4:26 am 25° –27°
Gallup, NM MST 3:16 am 17° –42° 4:22 am 24° –29°
Las Cruces, NM MST 3:19 am 21° –41° 4:24 am 28° –28°
Santa Fe, NM MST 3:18 am 19° –39° 4:28 am 25° –26°
Carson City, NV PST 2:12 am –48° 3:03 am 15° –39°
Las Vegas, NV PST 2:14 am 13° –46° 3:08 am 20° –36°
Reno, NV PST 2:12 am –47° 3:04 am 14° –39°
Albany, NY EST 6:11 am 21° –4° 7:26 am 17° 10°
Binghamton, NY EST 6:06 am 21° –6° 7:23 am 18°
Buffalo, NY EST 6:00 am 21° –9° 7:17 am 18°
Central Islip, NY EST 6:12 am 22° –3° 7:30 am 18° 11°
New York, NY EST 6:11 am 22° –4° 7:28 am 18° 11°
Niagara Falls, NY EST 6:00 am 21° –10° 7:16 am 18°
Rochester, NY EST 6:03 am 20° –8° 7:19 am 18°
Schenectady, NY EST 6:10 am 20° –4° 7:26 am 17° 10°
Syracuse, NY EST 6:06 am 20° –6° 7:22 am 17°
Troy, NY EST 6:11 am 20° –4° 7:26 am 17° 10°
Utica, NY EST 6:08 am 20° –5° 7:23 am 17°
White Plains, NY EST 6:11 am 22° –4° 7:28 am 18° 11°
Yonkers, NY EST 6:11 am 22° –4° 7:28 am 18° 11°
Akron, OH EST 5:55 am 22° –12° 7:14 am 21°
Canton, OH EST 5:55 am 23° –12° 7:15 am 21°
Cincinnati, OH EST 5:48 am 24° –16° 7:10 am 24°
Cleveland, OH EST 5:54 am 22° –13° 7:13 am 21°
Columbus, OH EST 5:52 am 23° –14° 7:13 am 22°
Dayton, OH EST 5:49 am 23° –16° 7:10 am 23°
Hamilton, OH EST 5:48 am 24° –16° 7:10 am 23°
Lima, OH EST 5:49 am 22° –15° 7:10 am 22°
Lorain, OH EST 5:53 am 22° –13° 7:13 am 21°
Springfield, OH EST 5:50 am 23° –15° 7:11 am 23°
Steubenville, OH EST 5:57 am 23° –11° 7:17 am 21°
Toledo, OH EST 5:51 am 22° –15° 7:10 am 21°
Youngstown, OH EST 5:57 am 22° –11° 7:16 am 21°
Zanesville, OH EST 5:54 am 24° –13° 7:14 am 22°
Enid, OK CST 4:26 am 22° –31° 5:45 am 27° –16°
Oklahoma City, OK CST 4:26 am 23° –31° 5:46 am 28° –15°
Tulsa, OK CST 4:28 am 23° –29° 5:49 am 27° –13°
Eugene, OR PST 2:10 am –46° 3:05 am –39°
Portland, OR PST 2:10 am –45° 3:08 am –37°
Salem, OR PST 2:10 am –45° 3:07 am –38°

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Local Times for the March 3, 2005, Lunar Occultation of Antares
Calculations by Roger W. Sinnott, Senior Editor, Sky & Telescope
Allentown, PA EST 6:07 am 23° –5° 7:26 am 19°
Altoona, PA EST 6:01 am 23° –9° 7:21 am 20°
Bethlehem, PA EST 6:08 am 23° –5° 7:26 am 19°
Erie, PA EST 5:58 am 21° –11° 7:16 am 20°
Harrisburg, PA EST 6:04 am 23° –7° 7:24 am 20°
Johnstown, PA EST 6:00 am 23° –9° 7:20 am 21°
Lancaster, PA EST 6:06 am 23° –6° 7:25 am 20°
Philadelphia, PA EST 6:08 am 23° –5° 7:27 am 19° 10°
Pittsburgh, PA EST 5:58 am 23° –11° 7:18 am 21°
Reading, PA EST 6:07 am 23° –6° 7:25 am 19°
Scranton, PA EST 6:07 am 22° –6° 7:24 am 18°
Wilkes-Barre, PA EST 6:07 am 22° –6° 7:24 am 19°
York, PA EST 6:05 am 24° –7° 7:24 am 20°
San Juan, PR AST 7:46 am 39° 14° 9:05 am 28° 32°
Providence, RI EST 6:16 am 21° –1° 7:31 am 16° 13°
Charleston, SC EST 5:59 am 31° –10° 7:26 am 28°
Columbia, SC EST 5:56 am 30° –12° 7:22 am 27°
Greenville, SC EST 5:53 am 29° –14° 7:19 am 27°
Spartanburg, SC EST 5:54 am 28° –13° 7:19 am 27°
Pierre, SD CST 4:24 am 14° –31° 5:40 am 18° –18°
Rapid City, SD MST 3:21 am 13° –33° 4:36 am 18° –21°
Sioux Falls, SD CST 4:29 am 16° –28° 5:46 am 20° –14°
Chattanooga, TN EST 5:47 am 28° –17° 7:12 am 28°
Knoxville, TN EST 5:50 am 27° –16° 7:14 am 26°
Memphis, TN CST 4:38 am 26° –23° 6:02 am 28° –6°
Nashville, TN CST 4:44 am 26° –19° 6:08 am 27° –2°
Abilene, TX CST 4:25 am 25° –34° 5:41 am 30° –18°
Amarillo, TX CST 4:21 am 21° –36° 5:36 am 27° –21°
Austin, TX CST 4:28 am 28° –32° 5:45 am 33° –16°
Beaumont, TX CST 4:33 am 30° –28° 5:54 am 33° –11°
Brownsville, TX CST 4:33 am 32° –32° 5:44 am 37° –16°
Corpus Christi, TX CST 4:30 am 30° –32° 5:45 am 35° –15°
Dallas, TX CST 4:28 am 26° –31° 5:48 am 31° –14°
El Paso, TX MST 3:20 am 22° –41° 4:24 am 28° –28°
Fort Worth, TX CST 4:27 am 26° –32° 5:46 am 30° –15°
Galveston, TX CST 4:32 am 30° –29° 5:53 am 34° –12°
Houston, TX CST 4:31 am 29° –30° 5:51 am 34° –12°
Laredo, TX CST 4:29 am 30° –34° 5:39 am 35° –19°
Lubbock, TX CST 4:22 am 23° –36° 5:36 am 29° –21°
Marshall, TX CST 4:31 am 27° –28° 5:53 am 31° –11°
Port Arthur, TX CST 4:33 am 30° –28° 5:55 am 34° –10°
San Angelo, TX CST 4:24 am 25° –35° 5:39 am 31° –19°
San Antonio, TX CST 4:28 am 28° –33° 5:43 am 34° –17°
Texarkana, TX CST 4:32 am 27° –28° 5:54 am 30° –11°
Waco, TX CST 4:28 am 27° –31° 5:47 am 32° –15°
Wichita Falls, TX CST 4:25 am 24° –33° 5:44 am 29° –17°
Cedar City, UT MST 3:14 am 13° –44° 4:14 am 20° –33°
Ogden, UT MST 3:13 am 11° –41° 4:20 am 18° –30°
Provo, UT MST 3:13 am 12° –42° 4:20 am 19° –30°
Salt Lake City, UT MST 3:13 am 11° –42° 4:20 am 18° –30°
Charlottesville, VA EST 6:01 am 26° –9° 7:23 am 23°
Norfolk, VA EST 6:06 am 27° –6° 7:29 am 23° 10°
Portsmouth, VA EST 6:06 am 27° –6° 7:29 am 23° 10°
Richmond, VA EST 6:04 am 26° –8° 7:26 am 22°
Roanoke, VA EST 5:58 am 26° –11° 7:21 am 24°
Brattleboro, VT EST 6:13 am 20° –2° 7:28 am 16° 11°
Burlington, VT EST 6:12 am 19° –3° 7:25 am 15°
Montpelier, VT EST 6:13 am 19° –3° 7:26 am 15° 10°
Springfield, VT EST 6:13 am 20° –2° 7:27 am 16° 11°
Bellingham, WA PST 2:11 am –42° 3:12 am –35°
Seattle, WA PST 2:11 am –43° 3:11 am –35°
Spokane, WA PST 2:12 am –40° 3:17 am 10° –32°
Tacoma, WA PST 2:11 am –43° 3:10 am –36°
Walla Walla, WA PST 2:11 am –42° 3:14 am 11° –33°
Yakima, WA PST 2:11 am –43° 3:12 am –35°
Eau Claire, WI CST 4:37 am 17° –22° 5:54 am 19° –9°
Green Bay, WI CST 4:43 am 18° –19° 6:00 am 19° –5°
Kenosha, WI CST 4:43 am 20° –19° 6:02 am 21° –5°
La Crosse, WI CST 4:37 am 18° –22° 5:55 am 20° –8°
Madison, WI CST 4:40 am 19° –21° 5:59 am 20° –6°
Milwaukee, WI CST 4:43 am 20° –19° 6:01 am 20° –5°
Oshkosh, WI CST 4:42 am 18° –20° 6:00 am 19° –6°
Racine, WI CST 4:43 am 20° –19° 6:02 am 21° –5°
Sheboygan, WI CST 4:43 am 19° –19° 6:01 am 20° –5°
Superior, WI CST 4:37 am 15° –22° 5:52 am 17° –10°
Wausau, WI CST 4:40 am 17° –21° 5:57 am 19° –7°
Charleston, WV EST 5:54 am 25° –13° 7:17 am 23°
Huntington, WV EST 5:53 am 25° –14° 7:15 am 24°
Wheeling, WV EST 5:56 am 23° –12° 7:17 am 22°
Cheyenne, WY MST 3:18 am 15° –36° 4:32 am 20° –23°
Sheridan, WY MST 3:17 am 11° –36° 4:30 am 16° –24°

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Local Times for the March 3, 2005, Lunar Occultation of Antares
Calculations by Roger W. Sinnott, Senior Editor, Sky & Telescope
Calgary, AB MST 3:16 am –36° 4:24 am –27°
Edmonton, AB MST 3:18 am –34° 4:26 am –25°
Lethbridge, AB MST 3:16 am –36° 4:24 am 10° –27°
Vancouver, BC PST 2:11 am –42° 3:12 am –35°
Victoria, BC PST 2:11 am –43° 3:11 am –36°
Brandon, MB CST 4:28 am 10° –28° 5:41 am 13° –16°
Churchill, MB CST 4:42 am –19° 5:47 am –11°
Winnipeg, MB CST 4:32 am 11° –25° 5:44 am 13° –14°
Fredericton, NB AST 7:23 am 16° 8:33 am 11° 14°
Moncton, NB AST 7:27 am 15° 8:36 am 10° 16°
St John, NB AST 7:25 am 16° 8:35 am 11° 15°
Goose Bay, NL AST 7:29 am 8:30 am 14°
St John's, NL NST 8:13 am 15° 9:19 am 24°
Dartmouth, NS AST 7:29 am 16° 8:40 am 10° 18°
Halifax, NS AST 7:29 am 16° 8:40 am 10° 18°
Sydney, NS AST 7:34 am 13° 8:42 am 20°
NT (Sorry; this occultation is not visible from the Northwest Territories.)
Belleville, ON EST 6:03 am 19° –8° 7:18 am 17°
Brantford, ON EST 5:57 am 20° –11° 7:14 am 19°
Burlington, ON EST 5:58 am 20° –10° 7:15 am 18°
Guelph, ON EST 5:58 am 20° –11° 7:14 am 18°
Hamilton, ON EST 5:58 am 20° –11° 7:15 am 18°
Kingston, ON EST 6:05 am 19° –7° 7:20 am 16°
Kitchener, ON EST 5:57 am 20° –11° 7:14 am 18°
London, ON EST 5:56 am 21° –12° 7:13 am 19°
Mississauga, ON EST 5:59 am 20° –10° 7:15 am 18°
Niagara Falls, ON EST 6:00 am 20° –10° 7:16 am 18°
North Bay, ON EST 5:59 am 17° –10° 7:12 am 16°
Oshawa, ON EST 6:00 am 20° –9° 7:16 am 18°
Ottawa, ON EST 6:07 am 18° –6° 7:19 am 15°
Peterborough, ON EST 6:01 am 19° –9° 7:16 am 17°
Sault Ste Marie, ON EST 5:50 am 17° –15° 7:05 am 16° –2°
St Catharines, ON EST 6:00 am 20° –10° 7:16 am 18°
Sudbury, ON EST 5:57 am 17° –12° 7:10 am 16°
Thunder Bay, ON EST 5:42 am 14° –19° 6:56 am 15° –7°
Toronto, ON EST 5:59 am 20° –10° 7:15 am 18°
Windsor, ON EST 5:52 am 21° –14° 7:10 am 20°
Charlottetown, PE AST 7:29 am 14° 8:38 am 17°
Gaspe, QC EST 6:26 am 13° 7:32 am 14°
Hull, QC EST 6:07 am 18° –6° 7:19 am 15°
La Salle, QC EST 6:11 am 18° –4° 7:23 am 14°
Laval, QC EST 6:10 am 18° –4° 7:22 am 14°
Montreal, QC EST 6:11 am 18° –4° 7:23 am 14°
Quebec City, QC EST 6:15 am 16° –2° 7:25 am 12° 10°
Sept-Iles, QC EST 6:22 am 12° 7:27 am 12°
Sherbrooke, QC EST 6:14 am 18° –2° 7:26 am 14° 10°
Trois-Rivieres, QC EST 6:13 am 17° –3° 7:23 am 13°
Moose Jaw, SK CST 4:22 am –31° 5:34 am 12° –21°
Regina, SK CST 4:23 am –31° 5:35 am 12° –20°
Saskatoon, SK CST 4:23 am –31° 5:33 am 10° –21°
YT (Sorry; this occultation is not visible from the Yukon.)
Acapulco, MX CST 5:01 am 42° –28° 5:17 am 44° –24°
Mexico City, MX CST 4:45 am 39° –31° 5:31 am 43° –20°