Watch the rare Moon occult Mars on February 18th
this occurs both astronomically and astrologically.
“Over a period of 90 minutes or so, Mars will disappear west-to-east across Canada. Projections from the International Occultation Timing Association call for the disappearance to occur in Winnipeg at 6:02 a.m. CST, in Toronto at 7:26 a.m. EST, in Montreal at 7:39 a.m. EST, in Halifax at 9:02 a.m. AST and in St. John’s, N.L. at 9:51 a.m. NST.
In all areas, Mars will be visible in the sky for about three hours prior to its disappearance and will reappear on the other side of the moon approximately 75 to 80 minutes after it vanishes – although the reappearance will be difficult to spot if sunrise has occurred.
Calgary is too far west to see the vanishing act, but will witness the red planet’s reappearance at approximately 5:59 a.m. MST. Ditto for Edmonton three…
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