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The moon will block a bright double star tonight. How to see it.

The moon will block the bright double star Dschubba, or Delta Scorpii, in an occultation on June 12, 2022. Stargazers in the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada can see the stars slip behind the moon. (Image credit: Chris Vaughan)

The nearly full moon will block a bright double star in the night sky tonight (June 12) and some stargazers may be able to see it happen with binoculars or a telescope. 

Weather permitting, stargazers in the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada can see the double star Delta Scorpii (also known as Dschubba) as it slips behind the moon’s leading edge for about hour. The exact time of the event varies depending on your specific location, so you’ll want to check out a skywatching app like SkySafari or software like Starry Night to calendar for times. Our picks for the best stargazing apps may help you with your planning.

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