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Watch the lunar occultation of Uranus on September 14

Depending on where you are in the world on Wednesday night (September 14), you may be able to see Uranus vanish. (Don’t worry, it’ll be back a few hours later.)

On Wednesday, the sixth planet from Sun will appear to pass directly behind the Earth Moon, completely disappearing from sight for three and a half hours. The great disappearing act, also known as the lunar occultation of Uranus, begins around 4:41 p.m. ET (2041 GMT) and ends at 8:11 p.m. ET (0011 GMT on September 15), according to In-the-sky.org. However, only viewers in Europe, North Africa and West Asia will be at exactly the right angle to see how the illusion works.

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