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BRIGHT STARS OCCULTED BY THE MOON:
AUSTRALIA - 2001


EXPLANATION OF THE TABLE
Date :
Universal Time (UT). UT is effectively equivalent to Greenwich Mean Time.
  • In Eastern Australia, add 10 hours to UT to get Australian Eastern Standard Time , or add 11 hours to get Australian Eastern Daylight Time.
  • In Central Australia, add 9.5 hours to UT to get Australian Central Standard Time, or 10.5 hours to get Australian Central Daylight Time.
  • In Western Australia, add 8 hours to UT to get Western Australian Standard Time.
  • Note that depending on which local time system you are subject to, events may occur after local midnight in the predawn of the following day.

    ZC :
    Star number in Robertson's Zodiacal Catalog.
    Mag :
    Star Magnitude.
    Ev :
    Event, either a Disappearance of the star behind the edge of the Moon, or a Reappearance of the star from behind the lunar limb. All events listed take place at the dark limb. Disappearances occur before Full Moon when the Moon's eastern limb is dark. Reappearances occur after Full Moon when the Moon's western limb is dark.
    % :
    Percentage of the moon illuminated; "+" indicates waxing and "-" waning. "E" indicates that the event occurs during a lunar eclipse with the number representing the amount of moon outside the umbra.
    City Name :
    Time of the occultation at the named locations, expressed in hours and decimal minutes of Universal Time. Because the actual time of an event depends very much on the observer's physical location, times given are approximate and may vary by a minute or two across a distance of several tens of kilometres. "No Occult" indicates that no occultation will be visible from that site. "Below Hor" indicates that the moon is below the horizon at the time of the occultation. "Daylight" indicates that the sun is above the horizon at the time of the occultation. "Bright Limb" indicates that the event will be against the sunlit part of the moon and will probably require a large telescope to be observable.
    CA :
    Cusp Angle, or angle around the moon's limb at which the occultation occurs. This is measured from the Northern or Southern cusp of the Moon in the direction of the unlit part of the Moon.
    Notes :
    For a double or triple star, the magnitudes of the components and the separation in seconds of arc.
    For a variable star, the magnitudes between which the star varies.

    If you need help consult the following:

    [Timing Occultations][Reporting Occultations][Single Occultation Report Form]

    Predictions for Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Hobart

    Predictions for Brisbane, Townsville and Darwin

    Predictions for Adelaide and Perth

    Predictions for Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Hobart
    Date      ZC  Mag  Ev  %      Sydy CA      Canb CA      Melb CA      Hobt CA    Notes 
    ------  ----  ---  -- --      ---- --      ---- --      ---- --      ---- --    -----
    Jan  3   192  5.1  D  55+   No Occult    No Occult    No Occult   11 21.2 23N
    Jan 21  2614  6.2  R   7-   Below Hor    Below Hor    Below Hor   17 28.2 77N
    Jan 21  2618  6.4  R   7-  17 44.8 36N  17 49.3 43N  17 55.8 54N    Daylight
    Feb  3   668  3.5  D  70+  12 13.9 24S  12 16.1 12S  12 13.2  3S   No Occult
    Feb  4   817  4.9  D  80+  11 24.2 72S  11 19.7 69S  11 10.9 67S  11 17.9 55S     (1)
    
    Feb 18  2725  5.4  R  17-  17 26.1 50S  17 22.2 38S   No Occult    No Occult
    Mar  3   752  4.6  D  53+   No Occult    No Occult    9 39.7 10N   9 27.0 31N     (2)
    Mar  4   916  4.3  D  64+   9 56.3 61N   9 50.1 63N   9 36.9 67N   9 42.0 76N     (3)
    Mar 13  2133  5.5  R  81-   No Occult    No Occult    No Occult   14 46.4 15N
    Mar 14  2271  4.1  R  70-  18 32.9 39S   No Occult    No Occult    No Occult      (4)
    
    Mar 18  2822  5.6  R  32-  16 16.6 76S  16 15.8 68S  16 12.9 54S  16 10.8 33S
    Mar 20  3084  6.7  R  16-    Daylight     Daylight   19 26.4 72S    Daylight
    Mar 22  3327  6.8  R   5-   Below Hor    Below Hor    Below Hor   18 45.3 50N
    Apr 12  2498  4.4  R  76-  19 41.1 18N  19 43.1 28N  19 40.7 40N  19 52.9 63N
    May  8  2271  4.1  R  99-  12 47.2 80N  12 44.4 88N  12 37.3 79S  12 42.7 65S     (4)
    
    May 10  2547  4.9  R  90-   No Occult    No Occult   10 12.7  9N  10 13.0 27N     (5)
    May 20   303  6.4  R   6-  19 27.3 54S  19 25.4 50S  19 22.4 43S   No Occult      (6)
    May 20   308  6.3  R   6-    Daylight     Daylight   20 35.5 66N  20 41.6 87N
    Jun 10  3078  4.9  R  80-  18 39.6 63S  18 32.5 62S  18 20.2 59S  18 07.2 34S     (7)
    Jun 16   249  4.5  R  25-  16 17.0 69N  17 03.0 73N  17 03.6 78N  17 07.4 81S
    
    Jul 14   322  5.6  R  40-  16 59.2 86S  16 57.8 84S  16 55.3 81S  16 56.4 61S     (8)
    Jul 14   327  4.4  R  40-  18 10.0 90S  18 07.2 89S  18 02.5 88S  18 05.1 69S     (9)
    Jul 24  1689  5.2  D  18+   Below Hor   10 51.7 90S  10 50.0 80S  10 50.0 62S    (10)
    Jul 29  2271  4.1  D  70+   7 30.8 85S   7 29.5 78S   7 28.2 66S   7 42.6 56S     (4)
    Aug 11   404  5.2  R  56-  18 06.8 31N  18 02.0 30N  17 49.3 22N  18 15.1 61N
    
    Aug 26  2401  5.5  D  57+  13 52.3 86S  13 50.6 84S  13 47.2 81S  13 46.1 61S
    Aug 31  3078  4.9  D  95+  13 29.3 50S  13 23.8 48S  13 13.1 47S   No Occult      (7)
    Sep 20  2072  6.6  D  12+  10 10.2 60N  10 07.7 65N  10 03.6 72N   9 58.5 88S
    Sep 21  2196  6.5  D  20+  10 40.0 61S  10 33.3 57S  10 31.5 51S  Bright Limb
    Sep 22  2331  6.3  D  29+   9 01.5 42N   8 53.7 50N   Daylight      Daylight     (11)
    
    Sep 30  3419  4.2  D  96+  16 19.0 49N  16 14.5 49N  16 07.5 47N  15 52.7 62N    (12)
    Sep 30  3425  4.4  D  97+  17 09.8 48S  17 06.4 47S  16 59.7 48S  16 57.0 33S    (13)
    Oct 22  2714  6.2  D  33+  10 07.6 66S  10 03.8 64S   9 56.6 62S  10 03.8 36S
    Nov 10  1651  3.9  R  26-  16 43.3 51N   Below Hor    Below Hor    Below Hor     (14)
    Nov 21  3078  4.9  D  36+  11 57.9 50N  11 54.9 51N  11 50.2 50N  11 37.4 65N     (7)
    
    Dec  8  1734  4.7  R  40-  15 24.8 82N   Below Hor    Below Hor    Below Hor     (15)
    Dec 31  1170  3.6  R  98-  11 11.0 89N  11 10.5 90N   Below Hor    Below Hor     (16)
    
    Notes to the Table for Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Hobart
    (1)   817 = 114 Tau. Triple star. A mag=5.6, B mag=5.6 at 0.1" - PA = 90, 
                C mag=10.9 at 37.8" - PA=348.
    (2)   752 = iota Tau = 102 Tau.  Double star. A mag=5.4, B mag=5.4v at 0.1" - PA=0.
    (3)   916 = 1 Gem.  Triple star.  A mag=4.9, B mag = 6.9 at 0.001", C mag = 5.9 
                at 0.264" - PA=176.
    (4)  2271 = theta Lib.  Double star.  A mag=5.1, B mag=5.1 at 0.05" - PA=196.
    (5)  2547 = 58 Oph.  Double star.  A mag=5.1, B mag=6.9 at 0.02" - PA=172.
    (6)   303.  Double star. A mag=7.2, B mag=7.4 at 0.4" - PA=115.
    (7)  3078 = eta Cap. Double star. A mag=5.0, B mag=7.4 at 0.3" - PA=281.
    (8)   322 = 64 Cet. Double star.  A mag=6.5, B mag=6.5 at 0.04" - PA=322.
    (9)   327 = xi 1 Cet.  Double star.  A mag=5.3, B mag=5.3 at 0.1" - PA=90.
    (10) 1689 = omega Vir. Variable star.  Range - 5.23 to 5.50.
    (11) 2331.  Double star. A mag=7.0, B mag=7.3 at 0.03" - PA=324.
    (12) 3419 = psi 1 Aqr.  Double star. A mag=4.5, B mag=8.5 at 49.6" - PA=312.
    (13) 3425 = psi 2 Aqr.  Double star. A mag=5.4, B mag=5.4 at 0.1" - PA=90.
    (14) 1651 = iota Leo.  Double star.  A mag=4.03, B mag=6.7 at 1.8" - PA=107.5.
                VERY low altitude for Sydney.
    (15) 1734 = pi Vir.  Double star.  A mag=5.0, B mag=7.0 at 0.011 - no PA available.
                VERY low altitude for Sydney
    (16) 1170 = kappa Gem.  Double star. A mag=3.7, B mag=8.2 at 7.4" - PA=240.
                Low altitue for Sydney.
    
    Predictions for Brisbane, Townsville and Darwin
    Date      ZC  Mag  Ev  %      Brisbane CA      Townsville CA      Darwin CA    Notes 
    ------  ----  ---  -- --        ---- --            ---- --         ---- --     -----
    Jan  4   322  5.6  D  66+      Below Hor          Below Hor     14 08.7 64N      (1)
    Jan  4   327  4.4  D  67+      Below Hor          Below Hor     15 25.3 36N      (2)
    Jan 18  2223  3.9  R  28-     17 15.6 33S        17 10.5 55S    17 01.7 58S      (3)
    Feb  3   668  3.5  D  70+     12 10.3 49S        11 58.0 73S    11 19.0 77N
    Feb  4   817  4.9  D  80+     11 29.5 86S        11 19.3 72N    10 53.5 33N      (4)
    
    Feb 18  2725  5.4  R  17-     17 27.6 76S        17 20.9 87N     Below Hor
    Mar  4   916  4.3  D  65+     10 10.3 44N         No Occult      No Occult       (5)
    Mar 10  1773  5.0  R  98-     17 55.2 82S        17 48.3 78N    10 17.1 89N      (6)
    Mar 14  2271  4.1  R  70-     18 50.8 74S        18 30.9 86N    17 41.0 84S      (7)
    Mar 18  2822  5.6  R  32-     16 13.1 83N        16 03.6 66N     Below Hor
    
    Mar 27   327  4.4  D   6+      Below Hor          Below Hor     10 31.1 51S      (2)
    Mar 29   577  6.0  D  18+      9 54.6 10S         9 36.6 50S      Daylight
    Apr  1  1050  5.7  D  50+     11 58.7 84N        11 52.3 68N    11 32.9 70N
    Apr 25   527  6.2  D   3+      Below Hor          Below Hor      9 55.6 87N      (8)
    Apr 26   691  6.3  D   8+      Below Hor          Below Hor     10 31.0 40S      (9)
    
    Apr 27   828  6.3  D  15+      8 58.0 53S         8 52.3 72S      Daylight
    May  2  1544  5.4  D  69+     10 13.9 28S         9 43.6 43S      Daylight
    May  8  2271  4.1  R  99-     12 42.1 60N        12 18.4 49N    11 53.5 58N      (7)
    May 20   303  6.4  R   6-     19 33.1 77S        19 30.4 67N     Below Hor      (10)
    Jun 10  3078  4.9  R  80-     18 55.7 80S        18 42.9 61N     No Occult      (11)
    
    Jun 16   249  4.5  R  25-     16 53.2 41N         No Occult      Below Hor
    Jun 19   654  6.0  R   3-       Daylight           Daylight     20 38.4 80S     (12)
    Jul 14   322  5.6  R  40-     16 58.2 74N         No Occult      No Occult       (1)
    Jul 14   327  4.4  R  40-     18 11.1 73N         No Occult      No Occult       (2)
    Jul 15   454  5.6  R  29-      No Occult          No Occult     19 14.5 16S
    
    Jul 29  2271  4.1  D  70+      7 28.1 74N          Daylight       Daylight       (7)
    Aug 14   828  6.3  R  24-      No Occult         19 32.5 36S    19 21.3 88S
    Aug 31  3078  5.2  D  95+     13 35.4 69S        13 31.9 74N     No Occult      (11)
    Sep  6   249  4.5  R  87-      No Occult         14 45.8 32S    14 37.0 84S
    Sep 10   752  4.6  R  51-     15 27.1 37S        15 29.5 76S     Below Hor      (13)
    
    Sep 12  1092  5.8  R  28-       Daylight           Daylight     20 06.1 87N
    Sep 13  1239  6.6  R  18-       Daylight         19 21.9 46N     No Occult
    Sep 21  2193  6.1  D  20+      No Occult          No Occult      9 52.7 15S     (14)
    Sep 21  2196  6.5  D  20+     10 34.9 83S        10 38.7 62N     No Occult
    Sep 24  2630  5.0  D  51+      No Occult          No Occult     13 10.1 46S     (15)
    
    Sep 30  3419  4.2  D  96+     16 40.9 31N         No Occult      No Occult      (16)
    Sep 30  3425  4.4  D  97+     17 18.1 60S        17 26.0 86S    17 33.6 53N     (17)
    Oct  4   327  4.4  R  96-      No Occult         12 41.8  9S    12 47.1 65S      (2)
    Oct 22  2714  6.2  D  33+     10 14.0 84S        10 19.2 60N     No Occult
    Oct 30   192  5.1  D  97+     17 01.3 22S        16 55.8 54S    16 38.6 89S
    
    Nov 19  2811  6.2  D  18+      No Occult          No Occult      9 56.7 74S
    Nov 21  3078  4.9  D  36+     12 13.3 35N         No Occult      No Occult      (11)
    Dec  8  1734  4.7  R  40-     15 13.8 68N         Below Hor      Below Hor      (18)
    Dec 31  1170  3.6  R  98-     11 06.0 75N        10 41.4 34N     Below Hor      (19)
    
    Notes to the Table for Brisbane, Townsville and Darwin
    (1)   322 = 64 Cet. Double star.  A mag=6.5, B mag=6.5 at 0.04" - PA=322.
    (2)   327 = xi 1 Cet.  Double star.  A mag=5.3, B mag=5.3 at 0.1" - PA=90.
    (3)  2223 = gamma Lib.  Triple star. A mag=4.7, B mag=4.9 at 0.1" - PA=191.
                C mag=11.2 at 41.7" - PA=153.
    (4)   817 = 114 Tau. Triple star. A mag=5.6, B mag=5.6 at 0.1" - PA = 90, 
                C mag=10.9 at 37.8" - PA=348.
    (5)   916 = 1 Gem.  Triple star.  A mag=4.9, B mag = 6.9 at 0.001", C mag = 5.9 
                at 0.264" - PA=176.
    (6)  1773 = 16 Vir.  Double star. A mag=5.8, B mag=5.8 at 0.6" - PA=76.
    (7)  2271 = theta Lib.  Double star.  A mag=5.1, B mag=5.1 at 0.05" - PA=196.
    (8)   527.  Double star.  A mag=6.3, B mag=11.8 at 35" - PA=154.
    (9)   691.  Double star.  A mag=7.1, B mag=7.6 at 0.3" - PA=192.
    (10)  303.  Double star. A mag=7.2, B mag=7.4 at 0.4" - PA=115.
    (11) 3078 = eta Cap. Double star. A mag=5.0, B mag=7.4 at 0.3" - PA=281.
    (12)  654.  Double star. A mag=6.8, B mag=6.8 at 0.1" - PA=71.
    (13)  752 = iota Tau = 102 Tau.  Double star. A mag=5.4, B mag=5.4v at 0.1" - PA=0.
    (14)  2193.  Double star.  A mag=6.1, B mag=8.3 at 42.5" - PA=349.
    (15) 2630 = 1 Sgr.  Double star.  A mag=5.1, B mag=10.8 at 42.1" - PA=287.
    (16) 3419 = psi 1 Aqr.  Double star. A mag=4.5, B mag=8.5 at 49.6" - PA=312.
    (17) 3425 = psi 2 Aqr.  Double star. A mag=5.4, B mag=5.4 at 0.1" - PA=90.
    (18) 1734 = pi Vir.  Double star.  A mag=5.0, B mag=7.0 at 0.011 - no PA available.
    (19) 1170 = kappa Gem.  Double star. A mag=3.7, B mag=8.2 at 7.4" - PA=240.
    

    Predictions for Adelaide and Perth
    Date      ZC  Mag  Ev  %      Adelaide CA      Perth CA    Notes 
    ------  ----  ---  -- --        ---- --         ---- --    -----
    Jan  4   322  5.6  D  66+     13 48.4 55S     13 11.5 81S    (1) 
    Jan  4   327  4.4  D  67+     14 45.4 80S     14 25.9 87N    (2)
    Jan  9  1118  6.2  D   0E      Below Hor      20 33.4 64
    Jan 21  2635  5.5  R   6-      Daylight       20 30.7 70N
    Feb  3   668  3.5  D  70+     11 51.6 21S      Daylight
    
    Feb  4   817  4.9  D  80+     10 55.0 76S      Daylight      (3)
    Feb 18  2736  6.3  R  17-      Daylight       19 36.0 68N
    Mar  4   916  4.6  D  64+      9 28.4 58N      Daylight      (4)
    Mar 16  2547  4.9  R  50-      Daylight       20 03.7 82N    (5)
    Mar 18  2822  5.6  R  32-     16 09.4 53S      Below Hor
    
    Mar 20  3084  6.7  R  16-     19 19.9 76S      Below Hor
    Apr  1  1050  5.7  D  50+     11 41.3 57S     11 05.5 43S 
    Apr 12  2498  4.4  R  76-     19 19.8 29N     18 33.0 44N
    Apr 12  2509  5.8  R  76-      Daylight       21 25.7 69N    (6)
    Apr 19  3425  4.4  R  14-      Daylight       20 47.2  7N    (7)
    
    Apr 30  1308  4.7  D  47+      Below Hor      13 00.9 74N    (8)
    May  3  1689  5.2  D  81+      Below Hor      15 54.5 68N    (9)
    May  8  2271  4.1  R  99-     12 23.6 73S      No Occult    (10)
    May 10  2547  4.9  R  90-     12 36.0 14N      Below Hor     (5)
    May 17  3506  6.1  R  27-      Daylight       21 48.0 51N   (11)
    
    May 20   308  6.3  R   6-     20 26.1 48N      Below Hor
    May 25   956  6.2  D   6+      Below Hor      10 04.0 71S
    Jun 10  3078  4.9  R  80-     18 11.6 75S     17 21.6 87N   (12)
    Jun 15   150  6.1  R  32-      Daylight       22 12.4 56S   (13)
    Jul 10  3425  4.4  R  76-      Daylight       22 59.2 52N    (7)
    
    Jul 14   327  4.4  R  40-     17 53.4 75N      Below Hor     (2)
    Jul 16   593  5.9  R  19-     21 11.1 87S     20 24.7 31N   (14)
    Jul 18   916  4.3  R   5-      Daylight       22 24.7 16S    (4)
    Jul 24  1689  5.2  D  18+     10 48.6 83S     10 32.1 66S    (9)
    Jul 25  1813  5.7  D  29+      Below Hor      13 51.2 66N
    
    Aug  9   192  5.1  R  73-      Daylight       22 19.0 67N
    Aug 26  2401  5.5  D  57+     13 45.5 86N     13 25.3 61N
    Aug 31  3078  4.9  D  95+     12 53.5 64S     11 59.5 83S   (12)
    Sep  6   249  4.5  R  87-      No Occult      14 06.6 28S
    Sep 12  1092  5.8  R  28-      Daylight       19 57.5 57S
    
    Sep 20  2072  6.6  D  12+     10 05.0 61N      Daylight
    Sep 21  2196  6.5  D  20+     10 25.0 63S      Daylight
    Sep 30  3419  4.2  D  96+     16 19.5 22N      No Occult    (15)
    Sep 30  3425  4.4  D  97+     16 55.0 62S     16 28.4 75N    (7)
    Oct 22  2714  6.2  D  33+      9 45.6 78S      Daylight
    
    Oct 23  2875  6.0  D  43+      No Occult      11 25.8 68S
    Oct 30   192  5.1  D  97+     16 43.0  6S     15 37.2 70S
    Nov 21  3078  4.9  D  36+     11 58.7 31N      No Occult    (12)
    Dec  3  1117  5.0  R  90-      Daylight       20 10.0 33N   (16)
    
    Notes to the Table for Adelaide and Perth
    (1)   322 = 64 Cet. Double star.  A mag=6.5, B mag=6.5 at 0.04" - PA=322.
    (2)   327 = xi 1 Cet.  Double star.  A mag=5.3, B mag=5.3 at 0.1" - PA=90.
    (3)   817 = 114 Tau. Triple star. A mag=5.6, B mag=5.6 at 0.1" - PA = 90, 
                C mag=10.9 at 37.8" - PA=348.
    (4)   916 = 1 Gem.  Triple star.  A mag=4.9, B mag = 6.9 at 0.001", C mag = 5.9 
                at 0.264" - PA=176.
    (5)  2547 = 58 Oph.  Double star.  A mag=5.1, B mag=6.9 at 0.02" - PA=172.
    (6)  2509.  Double star.  A mag=6.0, B mag=12.0 at 4.3" - PA=146.
    (7)  3425 = psi 2 Aqr.  Double star. A mag=5.4, B mag=5.4 at 0.1" - PA=90.
    (8)  1308 = gamma Cnc.  Double star.  A mag=5.5, B mag=5.5 at 0.1" - PA=90.
    (9)  1689 = omega Vir. Variable star.  Range - 5.23 to 5.50.
    (10) 2271 = theta Lib.  Double star.  A mag=5.1, B mag=5.1 at 0.05" - PA=196.
    (11) 3506.  Double star. A mag=7.1, B mag=7.1 at 0.1" - PA=90.
    (12) 3078 = eta Cap. Double star. A mag=5.0, B mag=7.4 at 0.3" - PA=281.
    (13)  150.  Double star. A mag=6.2, B mag=8.6 at 16.0" - PA=253.
    (14)  593.  Double star.  A mag=6.6, B mag=6.6 at 0.05" - PA=?.
    (15) 3419 = psi 1 Aqr.  Double star. A mag=4.5, B mag=8.5 at 49.6" - PA=312.
    (16) 1117 = 57 Gem.  Double star.  A mag=5.9, B mag=5.9 at 0.1" - PA=90.
    
    Data on this page computed with David Herald's OCCULT software.

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