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Occultation

OCCULTATION (from Lat. occidtare, the frequentative of occulere, to hide), in astronomy, the hiding of one celestial body by another passing in front of it; commonly the passage of the Moon or of a planet between the observer and a star or another planet.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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