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Occlusion of Mars by the Moon

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“The Moon will pass in front of Mars, creating a lunar occultation visible from parts of Asia on April 17th.

Lunar occultations are only ever visible from a small fraction of the Earth’s surface. Since the Moon is much closer to the Earth than other celestial objects, its exact position in the sky differs depending on your exact location on Earth due to its large parallax. The position of the Moon as seen from two points on opposite sides of the Earth varies by up to two degrees, or four times the diameter of the full moon.

This means that if the Moon is aligned to pass in front of a particular object for an observer on one side of the Earth, it will appear up to two degrees away from that object on the other side of the Earth.” – in-the-sky.org

The Moon will pass in front of Mars, creating a lunar occultation visible from parts of Asia.

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