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, during an occultation on June 12, 2022. Astronomers in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada can see the stars slipping behind the moon . (Image credit: Chris Vaughan)

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

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

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