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

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  Occultations

Moon Occults Aldebaran - Graze Map - 2016 DEC 12-13

Graze map of the North American continent for the lunar occultation of the magnitude +0.9 star Full occultation between the two graze paths


Moon Occults Aldebaran - Chicago - 2016 DEC 12

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +0.9 star as seen from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago during the evening of 2016 DEC 12


Moon Occults Aldebaran - Besselian Elements* - 2016 DEC 13

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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Employing the great accuracy and precision of Solex numerical integration software

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Moon Occults Theta2 Tauri - Graze Map - 2016 DEC 12-13

Graze map of the North American continent for lunar occultation of the magnitude +3.4 star Full occultation north of the only graze path


Moon Occults Theta2 Tauri - Chicago - 2016 DEC 12

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +3.4 star as seen from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago during the evening of 2016 DEC 12


Moon Occults Theta2 Tauri - Besselian Elements* - 2016 DEC 13

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 Theta1 Tauri - Graze Map - 2016 DEC 12-13

Graze map of the North American continent for lunar occultation of the magnitude +3.8 star Full occultation north of the only graze path


Moon Occults Theta1 Tauri - Chicago - 2016 DEC 12

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +3.8 star as seen from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago during the evening of 2016 DEC 12


Moon Occults Theta1 Tauri - Besselian Elements* - 2016 DEC 13

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