* The Besselian Elements are the input data needed for the algorithms of the computer program presented in the Occultations chapter of the book Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets by Jean Meeus. With that program one can determine local timings for occultations, and the graze latitudes for various geographic longitudes during 2010-2040.


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  Occultations

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Employing the great accuracy and precision of Solex numerical integration software

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  Updated Edition

Moon Occults Aldebaran - Graze Map - 2017 NOV 05-06

Graze map of North America & Europe for lunar occultation of the magnitude +0.9 star Full occultation north of the only graze path


Moon Occults Aldebaran - Chicago - 2017 NOV 05

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +0.9 star as seen from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago during the evening  of 2017 NOV 05


Moon Occults Gam Lib - Graze Map - 2017 APR 30-MAY 01

Graze map of North & South America for the lunar occultation of the magnitude +3.9 star Full occultation between the two graze paths


Moon Occults Gamma Librae - Chicago - 2017 MAY 01

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +3.9 star as seen from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago during the night of 2017 APR30-MAY 01


Moon Occults Gam Lib - Besselian Elements* - 2017 MAY 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 Aldebaran - Besselian Elements* - 2017 NOV 06

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


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Moon Occults Aldebaran - Besselian Elements* - 2017 DEC 31

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 Aldebaran - Chicago - 2017 DEC 30

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +0.9 star as seen from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago during the evening of 2017 DEC 30


Moon Occults Aldebaran - Graze Map - 2017 DEC 30-31

Graze map of North America & Europe for lunar occultation of the magnitude +0.9 star Full occultation north of the only graze path