Tuesday 26 May 2020

Lunar Occultation of Jupiter May 24th 1860

May 24th 1860 Lunar occultation of Jupiter

I have come across a report from Saturday May 24th 1860 of an occultation of Jupiter by the Moon observed from Manchester.

The occultation began at 4.34 pm and I quote “ Jupiter should have appeared at 6.13 pm but had not, this could be due to superfluous light above and below. By 7.00 pm I could distinguish Jupiter easily. I observed Jupiter until 8.00 pm when it became cloudy”.

A F Goddard,
Bury New Road, Manchester

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