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BRIGHT STARS OCCULTED BY THE MOON:
NEW ZEALAND - 2002


EXPLANATION OF THE TABLE
Date :
Universal Time (UT). UT is effectively equivalent to Greenwich Mean Time. In New Zealand, add 12 hours to UT to get NZ Standard Time, or add 13 hours to get NZ Daylight Time (Before March 19 and after October 1).
ZC :
Star number in Robertson's Zodiacal Catalog.
Mag :
Star Magnitude. "V" indicates that the star is slightly variable.
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 a lunar eclipse.
Auck/Well/Chch/Dunedin :
Time of the occultation at Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, 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. "Graze" indicates that there is a grazing occultation close to the position and occultation times will vary dramatically over small distances or may not happen at all. Green text indicates that the event occurs at an altitude less than 15 degrees. Red text indicates that the event occurs with the sun less than 10 degrees below the horizon. Events can have both conditions current.
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.

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Date      ZC  Mag  Ev  %      Auck CA      Well CA      Chch CA      Dudn CA    Notes 
------  ----  ---  -- --      ---- --      ---- --      ---- --      ---- --    -----
Jan  4  1701  4.8  R  67-  14 20.5  80N  14 27.6 87N  14 28.4 89S  14 29.4 84S
Jan  4  1707  5.3  R  67-   No Occult     No Occult   15 18.7  9N  15 26.7 21N    (1)
Jan 18  3478  6.4  D  20+   Below Hor     Below Hor    9 29.4 81S   9 24.8 79S
Jan 31  1651  3.9  R  90-  12 51.8  37N  13 01.1 45N  13 03.0 51N  13 04.9 56N    (2)
Feb  8  2706  5.8  R  12-   Below Hor    15 02.0 47N  15 07.0 54N  15 11.8 61N
Feb  8  2714  6.2  R  12-  16 30.9  84N  16 36.0 85S  16 37.3 77S  16 38.3 69S
Feb 23  1030  3.1  D  79+   9 46.3  65S   9 48.2 57S   9 45.6 52S   9 43.7 47S    (3)
Feb 24  1170  3.6  D  87+   8 58.3  20S   No Occult    No Occult    No Occult     (4)
Mar  8  2836  5.5  R  24-  17 39.9  82N  17 43.4 57S  17 41.0 74S  17 37.9 63S
Mar 10  3081  6.5  R  10-   Below Hor    16 00.8 85N  16 02.4 86S  16 03.6 50S
Mar 10  3090  6.7  R  10-  17 10.7  89S  17 12.0 74S  17 10.1 63S  17 07.1 50S
Mar 23  1117  5.0  D  64+  10 40.5  76S  10 39.0 66S  10 36.7 58S  10 35.0 51S    (5)
Mar 27  1651  3.9  D  97+   No Occult     No Occult    No Occult   10 40.0 12N    (6)
Apr  1  2322  4.1  R  80-  15 04.6  82S  15 04.9 67S  14 58.3 54S  14 48.5 36S    (7)
Apr  9  3428  5.0  R   8-  17 49.0  63N  17 53.2 79N  17 53.4 87N  17 53.2 85S    (8)
May  7  3506  6.1  R  19-   No Occult    16 39.8 36N  16 44.3 47N  16 48.0 56N    (9)
May  9   192  5.1  R   7-  18 08.9  84S  18 08.0 68S  18 06.1 61S  18 03.8 53S
May 21  1689  5.2  D  68+  12 01.1  36S   No Occult    No Occult   No Occult
May 29  2834  5.0  R  88-   Daylight     19 10.3 49S  19 03.9 46S  18 56.6 41S   (10)
Jun 30  3428  5.0  R  68-  17 45.6  85N  17 40.4 85S  17 33.6 83S  17 27.4 80S    (8)
Jul 19  2213  5.8  D  73+   8 02.2  88S   8 06.6 74S   8 06.2 65S   8 07.5 55S
Jul 19  2218  5.5  D  74+   9 33.2  87N   9 34.2 54N   9 32.4 68N   9 31.9 59S   (11)
Jul 20  2353  4.5  D  82+   6 23.4  32N   6 18.8 54N   6 15.9 65N   6 14.6 75N 
Jul 23  2834  5.0  D  99+   9 35.7  81S   9 38.8 66S   9 38.2 57S   9 39.3 48S   (10)
Aug  3   633  5.5  R  28-  15 35.8  62N  15 43.4 78N   Below Hor    Below Hor    (12)
Aug 11  1689  5.2  D   8+   6 24.7  75S   6 25.1 60S   6 24.8 50S   6 25.7 39S
Sep 10  2020  6.5  D  15+   9 08.6  50N   9 01.0 69N   8 57.8 76N   8 54.7 84N   (13)
Sep 14  2602  5.4  D  58+  13 11.0  31N  13 00.0 46N  12 56.1 50N  12 51.8 80S
Sep 14  2607  5.9  D  58+  13 25.9  59N  13 18.7 70N  13 15.9 72N  13 12.6  75N
Sep 20  3425  4.4  D  99+  14 46.2  89S  14 36.9 82S  14 30.3 81S  14 23.5 80S   (14)
Sep 23   219  4.8  R  96-  17 09.1  59S  16 59.2 53S  16 52.1 52S  16 45.0 51S   (15)
Oct 10  2376  4.5  D  20+   7 19.8  54N   7 11.2 71N   7 05.7 78N   7 00.6 85N
Oct 11  2523  4.8  D  29+   No Occult     6 46.9 33N   Daylight     Daylight
Oct 12  2672  2.8  D  39+   4 11.8  70S   4 19.1 55S   4 21.0 44S   4 26.4 31S  Daylight Event
Oct 13  2861  5.6  D  51+   9 51.2  83S   9 46.7 70S   9 41.9 67S   9 37.2 63S   (16)
Oct 13  2864  4.6  D  52+  10 39.1   6S   No Occult    No Occult    No Occult    (17)
Oct 24   634  5.3  R  90-  13 38.6  42S  13 32.8 32S  13 28.3 30S  13 24.3 29S
Nov  6  2302  2.6  D   3+   7 21.3  56N   7 14.0 71N   Daylight     Daylight     (18)
Nov  9  2809  4.9  D  25+   9 52.6  42S   9 57.5 17S  10 00.0  6S   9 56.2  6S   (19)
Dec  6  2719  5.8  D   5+   8 11.6   8N   7 56.9 30N   Daylight     Daylight     (20)  
Dec 11  3425  4.4  D  48+  11 08.2  33N  10 56.2 42N  10 50.5 43N  10 44.5 45N   (14)
Dec 14   219  4.8  D  75+  12 07.1  74S  12 00.4 67S  11 54.4 66S  11 48.2 64S   (15)


NOTES TO THE TABLE:
(1)  1707 = 4 Vir.  Double star.  A mag= 5.3, B mag=? at 0.3" - PA=79.
(2)  1651 = iota Leo.  Double star.  A mag=4.0, B mag=6.7 at 1.794" - PA=107.
(3)  1030 = epsilon Gem.  Double star.  A mag=3.0, B mag=9.2 at 110.3" - PA=94.
(4)  1170 = kappa Gem.  Double star. A mag=3.7, B mag=8.2 at 7.4" - PA=240.
(5)  1117 = 57 Gem.  Double star.  A mag=5.9, B mag=5.9 at 0.1" - PA=90.
(6)  1651 = iota Leo.  Double star.  A mag=4.03, B mag=6.7 at 1.8" - PA=107.5.
(7)  2322 = nu Sco.  Quadruple star.  Mags 4.9, 6.9, 7.0 and 7.7.
(8)  3428 = psi 3 Aqr. Double star.  A mag=5.2, B mag=11.2 at 1.7" - PA=145.
(9)  3506.  Double star.  A mag=7.1, B mag=7.1 at 0.1" - PA=90.
(10) 2834 = chi Sgr.  Double star.  A mag=5.8, B mag=5.8 at 0.106" - PA=85.10
(11) 2218 = zeta Lib.  Double star.  A mag=5.9, B mag=7.9 at ?" - PA=?
(12)  633 = 53 Tau.  Double star.  A mag=6.2, B mag=6.2 at 0.05" - PA=?
(13) 2020.  Double star.  A mag=7.4, B mag=7.4 at 0.1" - PA=90.
(14) 3425 = psi 2 Aqr.  Double star. A mag=5.4, B mag=5.4 at 0.1" - PA=90.
(15)  219 = mu Psc.  Double star.  A mag=4.8, B mag=10.7 at 186" - PA=301.
(16) 2861 = 51 Sgr.  Double star.  A mag=5.9, B mag=7.9 at ?" - PA=?
(17) 2864 = 52 sgr.  Doulbe star. A mag=4.7, B mag=9.2 at 2.4" - PA=174.
(18) 2302 = beta Sco.  Triple star.  A mag=3.2, B mag=4.2 at 0.001", 
           C mag=6.0 at 0.46" - PA=116.
(19) 2809 = psi Sgr.  Triple star.  A mag=6.2, B mag=6.2 at 0.001", 
           C mag=5.7 at 0.214" - PA=112.
(20) 2719.  Double star.  A mag=6.4, B mag=6.6 at 0.04" - PA=158.

Data on this page computed with David Herald's Win OCCULT 2.0 software.

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