See the moon eclipse Uranus tonight (Sept. 14) in an occultation

On Wednesday (Sept. 14), the moon will pass in front of Uranus in an event called a lunar occultation that will be visible from parts of Africa, Asia, and Europe.

The occultation will begin at 6:26 pm ET (2226 GMT) when Uranus — an ice giant planet located towards the outer edge of the solar system — begins to disappear behind the moon for about an hour. After this, the planet will emerge from behind the moon.

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