By Dave Fuller on 11/26/2013 9:51 PM
Granted, this will happen during the day, and will surely be a challenge, but there is precedent for seeing 1st and even 2nd magnitude and fainter stars during the day. So can you see Spica? Well... that depends.

First, it obviously has to be a clear day. But the more transparent the sky, the better chance you'll have for success. The other aspects that will help is higher altitude of Spica in the sky from your location, both east/west as it transits, and how high it will be above the southern horizon as it is occulted by the Moon.

Moon occults Spica in daytime

If I get clear skies on...

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