* 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

Moon Occults Aldebaran - Graze Map - 2017 SEP 12

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


Moon Occults Aldebaran - San Francisco - 2017 SEP 12

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +0.9 star as seen from San Francisco during the predawn hours of of 2017 SEP 12


Moon Occults Aldebaran - Besselian Elements* - 2017 SEP 12

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


Occult 04 Occult 05 Occult 06 Occult 01 Occult 02 Occult 03

Employing the great accuracy and precision of Solex numerical integration software

Occult 09 Occult 08 Occult 07

  Updated Edition

Moon Occults Gamma Librae - Graze Map - 2017 JUL 31

Graze map of the North American continent for lunar occultation of the magnitude +3.9 star Full occultation north of the only graze path


Moon Occults Gamma Librae - Chicago - 2017 JUL 31

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +3.9 star as seen from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago during the evening of 2017 JUL 31


Moon Occults Gamma Tauri - Graze Map - 2017 SEP 11-12

Graze map of North America & Atlantic Ocean for lunar occultation of magnitude +3.7 star Full occultation between the two graze paths


Moon Occults Gamma Tauri - Chicago - 2017 SEP 11-12

Preview of the Moon occulting the magnitude +3.7 star as seen from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago during the night of 2017 SEP 11-12


Moon Occults Gam Tau - Besselian Elements* - 2017 SEP 12

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 AUG 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


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