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Origin of occultation
OTHER WORDS FROM occultationpre·oc·cul·ta·tion, noun
Words nearby occultation
Example sentences from the Web for occultation
The answer: by watching the asteroid directly pass in front of a star, which is called occultation.Chariklo, a Minor Planet Nicknamed a “Centaur,” Discovered to Have Rings|Matthew R. Francis|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An occultation of a planet is obviously still more interesting than that of a star.
In any case, no displacement of a star by atmospheric refraction at occultation has been surely recorded.History of Astronomy|George Forbes
Its geographical position is pretty accurately laid down from occultation and other observations.Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa|David Livingstone
This is the first occultation of a star or planet by the Moon observed and recorded in England.
They had already proceeded together to the Cape of Good Hope on two occasions to study an eclipse and an occultation.Tales of the Chesapeake|George Alfred Townsend