Greetings all; Well, the Moon certainly passed in front of Saturn, just like Guide 7 said it would. Using my 7 inch Maksutov at 225X I got a pretty steady view, even with a modest cloud deck over Phoenix, Arizona. The clouds dimmed the Moon which allowed for convenient viewing and the seeing was mediocre but slow moving. I watched for the disappearence of the satellite Titon about 5 minutes before the rings, so I knew exactly where the limb of the Moon was located. Once Saturn's rings arrived at that place, they too started to disappear. Over the next 72 seconds the dark limb of the Moon slowly but consistently drew a curtain in front of the beautiful rings and disk of the planet Saturn. The edge of the Moon had a small change in elevation at the spot where Saturn was occulted and there was a definate shallow valley in dark cross section across the disk of Saturn. All in all, a fascinating view; Steve Coe stevecoe@xxxxxxxxx Author: Deep Sky Observing--The Astronomical Tourist Saguaro Astronomy Club web site: www.saguaroastro.org --- This message is from the AZ-Observing mailing list. If you wish to be removed from this list, send E-mail to: AZ-Observing-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, with the subject: unsubscribe. The list's archive is at: //www.freelists.org/archives/az-observing This is a discussion list. Please send personal inquiries directly to the message author. In other words, do not use "reply" for personal messages. Thanks.