* The Besselian Elements are the input data needed for the algorithms of the computer program described 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

Moon Occults Aldebaran - Graze Map - 2017 MAR 04

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 - 2017 MAR 04

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +0.9 star as seen from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago during the evening of 2017 MAR 04


Moon Occults Aldebaran - Besselian Elements* - 2017 MAR 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


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Employing the great accuracy and precision of Solex numerical integration software

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Moon Occults Gamma Librae - Graze Map - 2017 MAY 11

Graze map of the North American continent for lunar occultation of the magnitude +3.9 star Full occultation between the two graze paths


Moon Occults Gamma Librae - Chicago - 2017 MAY 11

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +3.9 star as seen from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago during the early morning of 2017 MAY 11


Moon Occults Gamma Tauri - Graze Map - 2017 MAR 31

Graze map of the North American continent for lunar occultation of the magnitude +3.7 star Full occultation between the two graze paths


Moon Occults Gamma Tauri - Chicago - 2017 MAR 31

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +3.7 star as seen from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago during the evening of 2016 MAR 31


Moon Occults Gam Tau - Besselian Elements* - 2017 APR 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 Gam Lib - Besselian Elements* - 2017 MAY 11

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