The minor planet (8) Flora (8.6 mag) will occult a star (8.1 mag) just a few days after reaching its opposition in the constellation Gemini. In Europe this event will be visible in Belarus (~18:14 UT), Ukraine (~18:15 UT), Poland, Czech Republic and Germany (~18:16 UT), Luxemburg, Belgium and France (~18:17 UT).
The combined magnitude of the star and the asteroid will reach 7.6 mag. In the case of an occultation the combined magnitude will drop about 1 mag for a maximum duration of 17 seconds. The target area is located in the eastern sky about 35° above the horizon (for position at centre line at E 11°).
The high precision astrometry used for the star and the asteroid makes the path prediction very reliable without expectations of a large path shift, but observers outside the path should be aware that paths shifts are common at occultations. Be prepared for an occultation!
Even a close conjunction between (8) Flora and the star is an interesting event, which should not be missed.
For our German observers who want to start working in occultations, you find a "how2do.pdf" here. (In German)