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BRIGHT STARS OCCULTED BY THE MOON:
NEW ZEALAND - 2017


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.
ZC :
Star number in Robertson's Zodiacal Catalog, unless shown as S or X.
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 with a positive cusp angle take place at the dark limb. All events listed with a negative cusp angle take place at the bright limb (only the brightest stars or planets will be shown for bright limb events). 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.
%lit :
Percentage of the moon illuminated; "+" indicates waxing and "-" waning. E indicates a lunar eclipse.
Auck/Well/Chch/Dudn :
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 Event" indicates that no occultation will be visible from that site. "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. Magenta indicates that both conditions are 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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Table of bright star occultations during 2017 for New Zealand


Date ZC Mag Ev %lit Auck   CA Well   CA Chch   CA Dudn   CA
JANUARY  
Jan 4 3505 5.5 D 35+ 10:26.2    36S 10:26.6    19S 10:27.9    8S no event
Jan 6 219 4.8 D 56+ 08:47.2    80N 08:40.6    89N 08:34.5    89S 08:28.5    87S
Jan 6 219 4.8 R 56+ 10:01.1    -82N 09:54.3    -89S 09:48.3    -87S 09:42.0    -84S
Jan 7 354 5.5 D 67+ 09:03.3    19N 08:48.1    36N 08:40.6    39N 08:33.6    43N
Jan 7 360 6.7 D 67+ 09:39.5    80N 09:33.4    89N 09:27.4    89S 09:21.6    86S
Jan 9 653 4.8 D 87+ 09:40.6    44N 09:33.8    55N 09:28.3    58N 09:23.3    61N
Jan 16 1645 6.7 R 81- 14:13.5    29N 14:27.4    43N 14:30.5    50N 14:33.0    57N
Jan 19 1965 6.5 R 53- 14:29.5    65N 14:39.4    74N 14:42.4    80N 14:45.4    86N
Jan 23 2433 6.3 R 17- 15:46.7    68N 15:55.0    78N 15:58.7    85N 16:02.2    89S
Jan 31 3465 6.5 D 12+ 08:09.2    83S 08:02.8    74S no event no event
Date ZC Mag Ev %lit Auck   CA Well   CA Chch   CA Dudn   CA
FEBUARY  
Feb 4 454 5.6 D 52+ 08:37.4    62N 08:29.6    71N 08:23.0    74N 08:16.8    76N
Feb 6 764 4.9 D 75+ 10:47.4    78N 10:41.9    87N 10:36.3    88S 10:30.9    84S
Feb 7 913 5.1 D 83+ 07:59.9    65N 07:59.6    74N 07:56.6    77N 07:54.2    80N
Feb 7 940 5.5 D 85+ 13:09.3    28N 12:54.5    49N 12:46.3    58N 12:39.0    65N
Feb 9 1236 5.1 D 97+ 12:54.9    38S 13:02.1    22S no event no event
Feb 9 1241 6.5 D 97+ 13:47.9    75S 13:47.1    64S 13:45.0    56S 13:43.4    48S
Feb 10 1375 5.4 D 100+ 15:43.1    88S 15:40.2    76S 15:37.5    68S 15:35.5    59S
Feb 11 1487 1.4 D 100- 14:35.9    -49N 14:30.0    -64N 14:24.1    -73N 14:19.3    -81N
Feb 11 1487 1.4 R 100- 15:28.2    36N 15:34.0    52N 15:33.6    61N 15:32.2    70N
Feb 17 2137 6.6 R 61- 13:17.8    59S 13:20.6    46S 13:18.3    36S 13:13.2    20S
Feb 17 2141 5.9 R 61- 13:44.8    78S 13:50.3    68S 13:50.2    60S 13:49.9    52S
Feb 18 2266 6.2 R 51- 16:46.8    29N 17:02.7    46N 17:05.9    56N 17:08.2    65N
Feb 21 2647 6.5 R 24- 14:45.5    55S 14:45.2    39S 14:40.7    22S no event
Feb 24 3066 6.0 R 4- no event 16:24.8    24N 16:36.1    38N 16:42.5    48N
Date ZC Mag Ev %lit Auck   CA Well   CA Chch   CA Dudn   CA
MARCH  
Mar 8 1175 4.9 D 80+ 08:13.6    44S 08:24.6    29S 08:28.9    18S no event
Mar 15 2005 7.0 R 91- 17:25.3    40N 17:31.3    58N 17:29.8    67N 17:27.3    76N
Mar 17 2198 5.7 R 78- no event 10:14.5    37N 10:20.7    44N 10:26.6    50N
Mar 19 2460 6.0 R 60- 14:12.7    26S no event no event no event
Mar 21 2731 6.6 R 41- 13:52.1    41S no event no event no event
Mar 21 2745 6.8 R 40- 16:28.2    61S 16:23.2    40S 16:08.5    17S no event
Date ZC Mag Ev %lit Auck   CA Well   CA Chch   CA Dudn   CA

Notes on Stars

ZC 3505 || 3505 = 20 Piscium || 3505 is double: AB 5.6 9.8 182" 279.9
ZC 219 || 219 = mu Piscium || 219 is double: AB 5.0 12.0 211" 297.8
ZC 354 || 354 = xi Arietis || 354 is double: ** 6.3 6.3 0.050" 46.0 || 354 has been reported as non-instantaneous (OCc 984). Observations are highly desired
      354 = HIP 11249, 5.48, range 0.00, 7V, Type VAR, Period 1.73515 days
ZC 360 || 360 = VW Arietis || 360 is triple: AC 6.7 11.8 60" 155.0 : AB 6.7 8.3 74" 31.0 || 360 = VW Ari, 6.64 to 6.76, V, Type DSCT, Period 0.1606 days
ZC 653 || 653 = 64 delta 2 Tauri || 653 is quadruple: ** 5.6 5.6 0.040" 53.0 : AC 4.4 9.6 10.8" 83.0 : AB 4.8 14.6 148" 248.4
      653 has been reported as non-instantaneous (OCc 952). Observations are highly desired
ZC 764 || 764 = 104 Tauri || 764 is double: AB 5.8 5.8 0.10" 84.4 || 764 is a close double. Observations are highly desired
ZC 913 || 913 = 64 Orionis || 913 is double: AB 5.1 6.1 0.061" 65.8 || 913 is a close double. Observations are highly desired 913 = NSV 2803, 5.13 to 5.16, V
ZC 940 || 940 = 68 Orionis || 940 is triple: Aa,Ab 5.8      0.10" 294.0 : AB 5.7 9.4 94" 202.4 || 940 is a close double. Observations are highly desired
ZC 1175 || 1175 = 81 Geminorum || 1175 is double: ** 5.8 5.8 0.10" 90.0 || 1175 has been reported as non-instantaneous (OCc 229). Observations are highly desired
ZC 1236 || 1236 = Tegmine = zeta Cancri || 1236 is multiple: AB 5.30 6.25 1.13" 13.1 : AB,C 4.9 5.8 5.9" 65.3 : AC 5.3 5.8 6.3" 60.4 : AB,D 4.9 8.9 275" 107.0
      1236 is a close double. Observations are highly desired
ZC 1241 || 1241 is quadruple: AB 6.4 12.3 1.6" 327.7 : AC 6.4 10.9 63" 300.0 : AB,D 6.5 8.9 229" 323.0 || 1241 is a close double. Observations are highly desired
     *** A light curve is desired as 1241 is in the Kepler2 program {ID = 211825317}
ZC 1375 || 1375 = pi Cancri
ZC 1487 || 1487 = Regulus = alpha Leonis || 1487 is triple: AB 1.4 8.2 176" 308.0 : AD 1.4 12.1 195" 274.0 || 1487 = NSV 4750, 1.33 to 1.40, V
ZC 1645 || 1645 is double: AB 6.7 16.2      271.0
ZC 1965 || 1965 is double: ** 7.3 7.3 0.050" 350.0 || 1965 has been reported as non-instantaneous (OCc1453). Observations are highly desired.
        *** A light curve is desired as 1965 is in the Kepler2 program {ID = 212801410}
ZC 2137 || 2137 = 17 Librae || 2137 is double: ** 7.2 7.2 0.050" 350.0 || 2137 has been reported as non-instantaneous (OCc1469). Observations are highly desired
ZC 2141 || 2141 = 18 Librae || 2141 is triple: AB 6.0 9.8 19.9" 38.9 : AC 6.0 11.4 175" 42.3
ZC 2433 || 2433 is double: AB 6.4 13.8 23.5" 298.6
ZC 2647 || 2647 is triple: **Aa,Ab 7.2 7.2 0.10" 270.0 : AB 6.5 13.0 8.5" 168.9 || 2647 has been reported as non-instantaneous (OCc 12). Observations are highly desired
ZC 2731 || 2731 is double: AB 6.87 8.14 0.52" 154.6 || 2731 is a close double. Observations are highly desired
ZC 2745 || 2745 is double: AB 6.9 11.8 16.2" 36.8 || *** A light curve is desired as 2745 is in the Kepler2 program {ID = 218529637}
ZC 3066 || 3066 is triple: **AB 6.7 6.7 0.10" 350.0 : AC 6.0 10.8 129" 118.0 || 3066 has been reported as non-instantaneous (OCc 19). Observations are highly desired
      3066 = DV Aqr, 5.89 to 6.25, V, Type EB, Period 1.575529 days, Phase 66 %
ZC 3465 || 3465 is triple: AD 6.6      12.0" 222.6 : A,BC 6.6      451" 262.0

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