OCCULTATIONS

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Moon Occults Lam Gem - San Francisco - 2015 JAN 05

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +3.6 star as seen from San Francisco, California during the early morning of 2015 JAN 05


Occult 07 Occult 08 Occult 09

Moon Occults Lam Gem - Besselian Elements* - 2015 FEB 01

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 Lam Gem - Besselian Elements* - 2015 JAN 05

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 - 2015 JAN 05

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 Lambda Geminorum - London - 2015 FEB 01

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +3.6 star as seen from London, England during the evening of 2014 FEB 01


© 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 Lambda Geminorum - Graze Map - 2015 FEB 01

Graze map of Europe, Near East and Asia for the lunar occultation of the magnitude +3.6 star Full occultation between the two graze paths


Moon Occults Omi Leo - Besselian Elements* - 2015 JAN 08

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 Omicron Leonis - Honolulu - 2015 JAN 08

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +3.5 star as seen from Honolulu, Hawaii during the early morning of 2015 JAN 08


Moon Occults Omicron Leonis - Graze Map - 2015 JAN 08

Graze map of the Pacific Ocean for the lunar occultation of the magnitude +3.5 star Full occultation between the two graze paths


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