45 Mile Wide Asteroid To Pass March 20th Will Block Out Stars 01-11-2014

submitted by maxplayer on 03/23/14 1

An exceedingly rare celestial event is predicted for early this morning when an asteroid will briefly hide one of the brightest stars in the sky from view. [100 Most Amazing Night Sky Photos of 2013] The asteroid in question is 163 Erigone, and the star that it will obscure is Regulus, in the constellation of Leo, the Lion. Along a 45-mile-wide (72 kilometers) path, the asteroid's shadow will move on a southeast-to-northwest trajectory and will extend from New York City to Oswego in New York State and continue northwest into Ontario, Canada. Those who are watching at just the right moment (no telescope or binoculars necessary) will see an amazing sight: Regulus will seem to abruptly disappear as if a switch had been thrown. Regulus will remain invisible for up to 12 seconds (for those situated along the center of the path) — an incredible, albeit very brief occurrence. - See more at: www.space.com/24048-best-skywatching-events-2014.html#sthash.XdmmfM2w.dpuf 11 must see events www.space.com/24048-best-skywatching-events-2014.html Music and HD stock footage under liscense to Darkskywatcher74 by Video Blocks @ www.videoblocks.com Royalty free stock video and audio. Additional Royalty Free Music Provided By Purple Planet @ www.purple-planet.com ©2014 Visit me @ TWITTER: twitter.com/Wake_Up_Amerlca USTREAM LIVE www.ustream.tv/channel/tree0fmight YOUTUBE www.youtube.com/darkskywatcher74 FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/Wake.Up.America.Productions FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/darkskywatcher74

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