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Updated:   2016 MAY 05, 01:06 UT

Event Rank : 67

(The event Rank is a measure of the likelihood of observing an event, and is equal to the probability of at least one successful observation by a team of two observers spaced 1/8 path width just inside opposite sides of the predicted path. An event rank of 100 indicates that the prediction is expected to be very accurate).


Note: The duration given in the line below is the interval during which the occultation shadow sweeps across the Earth - please see the minute markers on the map to determine the approximate time for your location.

Christine Update Map

On 2016 Jun 03 UT, the 53 km diameter asteroid (628) Christine will occult an 11.8 mag star in the constellation Scutum for observers along a path across the South Island of New Zealand, from Christchurch to Franz Josef, and across Tasmania from Triabunna to Strahan.

In the case of an occultation, the combined light of the asteroid and the star will drop by 1.47 mag to 12.90 mag (the magnitude of the asteroid) for at most 6.3 seconds.

This update is based on UNSO/Flagstaff astrometry for the asteroid kindly provided by Hugh Harris, astrometry for the asteroid kindly provided by Bill Owen, astrometry for the asteroid kindly provided by the IAU Minor Planet Center.

Additional details of this and other events are available at Steve Preston's website at

EVENT DETAILS SUMMARY : Data for the target star : Data for the minor planet : The Occultation Path :

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