OCCULTATIONS

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Moon Occults Lambda Geminorum - 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


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Moon Occults Lambda Geminorum - Besselian Elements* - 2014 DEC 09

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 - 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 - Chicago - 2014 DEC 08

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +3.6 star as seen from Chicago’s Adler Planetarium during the evening of 2014 DEC 08


© 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 Lam Gem - Graze Map - 2014 DEC 08-09

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


Moon Occults Beta Cap - 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