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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
FEBRUARY  
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
APRIL  
Apr 6 1396 6.8 D 77+ 10:09.2    49S 10:16.8    34S 10:22.2    19S no event
Apr 7 1522 6.8 D 86+ 13:04.6    88N 13:01.9    69S 13:03.4    78S 13:01.1    59S
Apr 9 1728 6.7 D 96+ 08:53.3    59N 08:58.8    74N 08:59.2    68N 08:59.4    80N
Apr 14 2278 6.3 R 90- 10:01.1    33N 10:12.6    45N 10:17.6    52N 10:22.4    59N
Apr 14 2279 6.1 R 90- 10:20.8    44S no event no event no event
Apr 17 2680 5.6 R 67- 13:12.4    88N 13:16.8    79S 13:16.0    70S 13:14.6    61S
Apr 17 2685 6.8 R 67- 13:43.2    53S 13:33.4    25S no event no event
Apr 17 2686 5.1 R 67- no event no event 13:36.1    12N 13:46.7    28N
Apr 18 2828 5.8 R 58- 13:33.9    89S 13:37.2    75S 13:36.2    66S 13:34.5    55S
Apr 18 2846 6.7 R 57- 17:37.5    71S 17:29.6    53S 17:19.6    43S 17:06.0    27S
Apr 20 3100 6.5 R 37- 17:38.3    84N 17:38.5    81S 17:34.3    73S 17:29.9    65S
Apr 22 3353 3.7 R 18- 15:34.7    29N 15:45.3    50N 15:48.9    59N 15:52.1    67N
Apr 29 764 4.9 D 11+ 06:36.4    52S 06:37.5    37S 06:38.9    26S no event
Apr 30 940 5.8 D 20+ 07:28.1    74S 07:26.1    63S 07:24.0    56S 07:22.2    48S
Date ZC Mag Ev %lit Auck   CA Well   CA Chch   CA Dudn   CA
MAY  
May 3 1375 5.4 D 53+ 11:13.1    37S no event no event no event
May 4 1487 1.4 D 63+ 10:49.4    81N 10:47.1    86S 10:44.5    77S 10:42.7    68S
May 4 1487 1.4 R 64+ 11:56.8    -76N 11:55.3    -90N 11:52.2    -81S 11:47.9    -72S
May 8 1923 7.0 D 94+ 12:25.7    87N 12:28.4    79S 12:27.7    70S 12:28.5    59S
May 10 2133 5.5 D 100+ 10:56.9    64N 11:06.6    76N 11:09.7    86N 11:15.2    83S
May 12 2372 4.3 R 98- 10:18.5    55S no event no event no event
May 13 2495 6.0 R 94- 09:42.8    26N 09:55.0    40N 09:59.9    48N 10:04.4    55N
May 13 2508 6.3 R 94- 12:50.2    42S no event no event no event
May 14 2640 6.1 R 88- no event 12:58.7    14N 13:06.7    29N 13:12.1    40N
May 14 2649 6.7 R 88- 14:45.0    24N 14:59.0    46N 14:58.5    55N 14:57.4    64N
May 14 2658 5.8 R 87- 17:37.4    52N 17:37.5    67N 17:32.6    73N 17:27.3    79N
May 15 2787 6.3 R 81- 13:49.3    67N 13:54.5    81N 13:52.3    89N 13:50.1    82S
May 15 2794 6.6 R 81- 14:49.7    61S 14:38.1    38S no event no event
May 17 3029 7.0 R 64- no event 11:48.2    65N 11:51.2    73N 11:54.0    82N
May 18 3186 6.7 R 53- 17:24.3    88N 17:21.4    77S 17:15.6    71S 17:09.7    64S
May 19 3313 6.5 R 43- 15:38.5    65S 15:33.0    46S 15:26.0    33S no event
May 23 322 5.6 R 6- 17:29.1    54S 17:21.2    28S no event no event
May 23 327 4.4 R 6- 18:27.3    77S 18:25.7    61S 18:23.7    54S 18:21.3    46S
May 29 1186 6.0 D 17+ no event no event no event 07:27.1    12N
May 31 1449 6.5 D 37+ 09:53.8    32S no event no event no event
Date ZC Mag Ev %lit Auck   CA Well   CA Chch   CA Dudn   CA
JUNE  
Jun 5 2005 7.0 D 85+ 12:19.0    56N 12:13.6    73N 12:08.9    81N 12:05.2    90S
Jun 8 2372 4.3 D 99+ 18:10.6    86S 18:12.7    68S 18:14.1    60S 18:19.1    45S
Jun 8 2372 4.3 D 99+ no event no event no event 18:28.9    25S
Jun 10 2578 6.5 R 99- 09:28.2    63N 09:33.1    76N 09:32.3    84N 09:30.9    86S
Jun 11 2733 6.8 R 96- 11:13.5    89N 11:14.0    75S 11:09.0    64S 11:02.5    51S
Jun 11 2755 6.6 R 96- no event no event no event 15:25.7    12N
Jun 12 2865 5.7 R 92- 09:09.5    51N 09:17.2    64N 09:20.2    72N 09:23.0    80N
Jun 13 3005 6.2 R 85- 13:44.3    50N 13:51.1    67N 13:49.1    74N 13:47.2    82N
Jun 13 3019 5.8 R 85- 17:17.2    26N 17:23.8    47N 17:19.5    52N 17:15.0    58N
Jun 14 3134 6.9 R 78- 13:13.3    88S 13:13.1    72S 13:09.2    63S 13:04.6    53S
Jun 14 3149 6.9 R 77- 16:13.4    74S 16:05.3    59S 15:57.1    53S 15:48.2    45S
Jun 16 3412 4.2 R 57- no event 19:11.0    31N 19:07.4    36N 19:04.0    41N
Jun 20 401 6.3 R 16- 16:07.1    40S no event no event no event
Jun 26 1259 5.9 D 6+ 05:42.7    27N 05:30.7    47N 05:23.4    57N 05:17.1    66N
Date ZC Mag Ev %lit Auck   CA Well   CA Chch   CA Dudn   CA

Notes on Stars

ZC 219 || 219 = mu Piscium || 219 is double: AB 5.0 12.0 211" 297.8
ZC 322 || 322 = 64 Ceti || 322 is triple: AB 6.5 6.53       50.0 : AC 5.7 13.8 1000" 282.0
ZC 327 || 327 = xi 1 Ceti || 327 is double: AB 4.3        0.004" 76.2 || 327 = NSV 749, 4.35 to 4.38, V, Type E:
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 401 || 401 = 85 (Ceti)/Arietis || 401 is double: AB 6.3 6.5       247.0 || 401 is a close double. Observations are highly desired || 401 = NSV 899, 6.28 to 6.34, V
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 1259 || 1259 = 20 Cancri
ZC 1375 || 1375 = pi Cancri
ZC 1396 || 1396 = NSV 4490, 7.7 to 8.2, pg
ZC 1449 || 1449 = 23 Leonis || 1449 = NSV 18283, 6.45, range 0.00, 6V, Type VAR, Period 2.82446 days
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 1728 || 1728 = NSV 19065, 6.67 to 6.76, V || *** A light curve is desired as 1728 is in the Kepler2 program {ID = 201690697}
ZC 1923 || 1923 is double: AB 7.02 10.85 0.40" 268.5 || 1923 is a close double. Observations are highly desired
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 2133 || 2133 = xi Librae
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 2279 || 2279 is triple: ** 7.0 7.0 0.10" 90.0 : AB 6.1 19.0 6.7" 77.0 || 2279 has been reported as non-instantaneous (OCc1485). Observations are highly desired
      2279 = HR Lib, 6.12, range 0.02, V, Type DSCTC, Period 0.05886 days
ZC 2372 || 2372 = phi Ophiuchi || 2372 is triple: AB 4.3 12.9 42" 37.0 : AC 4.4 10.8 120" 320.1
ZC 2433 || 2433 is double: AB 6.4 13.8 23.5" 298.6
ZC 2495 || 2495 is triple: AB 6.34 7.56 2.42" 263.5 : AC 6.3 11.2 12.1" 137.5 || 2495 is a close double. Observations are highly desired
        *** A light curve is desired as 2495 is in the Kepler2 program {ID = 233441374}
ZC 2508 || *** A light curve is desired as 2508 is in the Kepler2 program {ID = 234585678}
ZC 2640 || 2640 is double: AB 9.1 13.7 10.5" 135.9 || 2640 = V4387 Sgr, 6.09 to 6.12, Hp, Type ACV, Period 2.3595 days
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 2649 || 2649 is multiple: AT 6.8 12.6 21.6" 22.8 : AV 6.8 12.5 23.3" 325.2 : AW 6.8 13.1 23.7" 326. : AU 6.8 13.4 29.2" 66.5
ZC 2658 || 2658 = Y Sagittarii || 2658 is triple: ** 6.2 6.2 0.050" 350.0 : AB 5.7 17.1 10.6" 204.0 || 2658 has been reported as non-instantaneous (OCc1542). Observations are highly desired
      2658 = Y Sgr, 5.25 to 6.24, V, Type DCEP, Period 5.773383 days
ZC 2680 || 2680 is double: ** 6.6 6.6 0.10" 322.0 || 2680 has been reported as non-instantaneous (OCc 988). Observations are highly desired
ZC 2685 || 2685 is multiple: AB 4.7 14.1 2.8" 170.0 : AC 4.7 15.7 3.5" 267.0 : AD 4.7 15.8 5.1" 213.0 : AE 4.7 15.9 5.3" 71.0 || 2685 is a close double. Observations are highly desired
ZC 2686 || 2686 is triple: **Aa,Ab 6.0 6.0 0.10" 90.0 : AB 5.1 14.1 22.8" 181.8 || 2686 has been reported as non-instantaneous (OCc 22). 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 2733 || 2733 is double: 7.2 7.2 0.20" 90.0 || 2733 has been reported as non-instantaneous (OCc 455). Observations are highly desired || 2733 = NSV 24603, 6.69 to 6.82, V, Type VAR:
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 2787 || 2787 is double: AB 6.35 9.16 0.70" 108.6 || 2787 is a close double. Observations are highly desired || *** A light curve is desired as 2787 is in the Kepler2 program {ID = 218473951}
      2787 = V4198 Sgr, 6.23 to 6.29, V, Type SPB, Period 1.18964 days
ZC 2794 || 2794 is double: 7.5 7.5 0.10" 90.0 || 2794 has been reported as non-instantaneous (OCc1569). Observations are highly desired
      2794 = HIP 94040, 6.57, range 0.01, 0V, Type VAR, Period 6.53381 days
ZC 2828 || 2828 = 45 Sagittarii || 2828 is double: ** 3.7 6.7 0.021" 106.0 || 2828 has been reported as non-instantaneous (OCc 994). Observations are highly desired
ZC 3029 || 3029 is double: 7.7 7.7 0.10" 90 || 3029 has been reported as non-instantaneous (OCc 290). Observations are highly desired
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 3100 || 3100 = EW Aquarii || 3100 = EW Aqr, 6.41 to 6.48, V, Type DSCTC, Period 0.0968946 days
ZC 3149 || 3149 = NSV 25615, 6.86, Type VAR:
ZC 3353 || 3353 = lambda Aquarii || 3353 = lam Aqr, 3.57 to 3.80, V, Type SR
ZC 3412 || 3412 = phi Aquarii || 3412 = NSV 26044, 4.3 to 4.33, Hp
ZC 3465 || 3465 is triple: AD 6.6      12.0" 222.6 : A,BC 6.6      451" 262.0
ZC 3505 || 3505 = 20 Piscium || 3505 is double: AB 5.6 9.8 182" 279.9

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