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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nikon CoolPix P900 camera was used with no telescope attached.
From Rio de Janeiro, the moon passed nearly in front of Mars (a "grazing" occultation). Mars was 178 times further away and 6,378 dimmer than the moon. The 19-minute grazing occultation could be seen from Rio around midnight.
(D: 03:16 UT - R: 03:35 UT - Sep. 06, 2020)