OCCULTATIONS

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Moon Occults Lambda Geminorum - San Francisco - 2014 OCT 15

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +3.6 star as seen from San Francisco, California during the early morning of 2014 OCT 15


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Moon Occults Saturn - Besselian Elements* - 2014 SEP 28

Besselian elements derived from Solex positions & presented in format of Jean Meeus for input into occultation software - Also view of Earth & Moon as seen from the planet


Moon Occults Lambda Geminorum - Besselian Elements* - 2014 OCT 15

Besselian elements derived from Solex & Simbad positions & presented in format of Jean Meeus for input into occultation software - Also view of Earth & Moon as seen from the star


Moon Occults Lambda Geminorum - Graze Map - 2014 OCT 15

Graze map of North America and Pacific Ocean for lunar occultation of magnitude +3.6 star Full occultation between the two graze paths


Moon Occults Saturn - Honolulu - 2014 SEP 27

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +0.6 planet as seen from Honolulu, Hawaii during the evening of 2014 SEP 27


© Curt Renz

* The Besselian Elements are the input data needed for the algorithms of the computer programs described in the Occultations chapter of the book Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets (1995) by Jean Meeus. With those programs one can determine local timings for occultations, and the graze latitudes for specific geographic longitudes.

Moon Occults Saturn - Graze Map - 2014 SEP 27-28

Graze map of the North Pacific Ocean for the lunar occultation of magnitude +0.6 planet Full occultation north of the only graze path


Moon Occults Beta Capricorni - Besselian Elements* - 2014 NOV 27

Besselian elements derived from Solex & Simbad positions & presented in format of Jean Meeus for input into occultation software - Also view of Earth & Moon as seen from the star


Moon Occults Beta Capricorni - San Francisco - 2014 NOV 26

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +3.1 star as seen from San Francisco, California during the evening of 2014 NOV 26


Moon Occults Beta Capricorni - Graze Map - 2014 NOV 26-27

Graze map of North America and Pacific for the lunar occultation of the magnitude +3.1 star Full occultation between the two graze paths