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See the moon cozy up to Uranus tonight (Nov. 8)

On Tuesday (Nov. 8), Uranus will disappear from the night sky for a brief period as the moon passes in front of the distant and faint ice giant planet. The event is what astronomers call a lunar occultation and it will be visible from northern America and parts of Asia.

The lunar occultation will start at 7:39 a.m. EST (1239 GMT) when Uranus  — the seventh planet from the sun  —  begins to vanish behind the moon. As the lunar occultation begins Uranus will be in the constellation of Aries and will have a right ascension of 02h57m00s and declination of 16 degrees N, according to In the Sky (opens in new tab).

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