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Asteroid 472 Roma (1901 GP) makes its closest approach to the Earth (1.822 AU) on the 20th May 2018



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In a rare celestial event over Europe, skywatchers will be able to see an asteroid briefly block out the light from a star as it passes in front of the star Thursday night.
It may be the only asteroid eclipse that will take place this century, observable with the naked eye.

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Roma to pass in front of Delta Ophiuchi

During the night of 8/9 July, however, a star that is visible to the naked eye, Delta Ophiuchi (the fourth-brightest star in the constellation Ophiuchi), will be occulted by asteroid Roma, which has a diameter of about 50 km.
This means the occultation will be visible only along a path about 50 km wide, crossing central Europe, Spain and the Canary Islands.

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In a rare event next Thursday, skywatchers will be able to see an asteroid briefly block out the light from a star as it passes in front. It may be the only asteroid 'occultation' this century observable with the naked eye.
During the night of 8/9 July, a star that is visible to the naked eye, Delta Ophiuchi (the fourth-brightest star in the constellation Ophiuchi), will be occulted by asteroid Roma, which has a diameter of about 50 km.
The occultation will be visible only along a path about 50 km wide, crossing central Europe, Spain and the Canary Islands

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Asteroid (472) Roma (13.5 mag) will occult the 2.7 mag star delta Oph (HD 146051) in the constellation Ophiuchus at around 21:57 UT, 8th July, 2010
The 7.5 second event is visible from Europe, Brazil and Bolivia.

Position (2000): RA 16 14 20.7395, Dec -03 41 39.563

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