Jan. 21: Venusí 21 disk will be 58% sunlit. Only the dark-side reappearance can be seen, but it can be observed well since the sunlit parts of Venus will be about 9 away. Those with large telescopes may see the star faintly 1 or 2 minutes before the predicted reappearance, due to refraction of the starís light in the atmosphere. A boat or airplane will be needed to see the central flash since the central line of the occultation passes only over the Pacific Ocean southwest of Baja California. SAO 160163 = TYC 6226-01500-1, spectral type A0.
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