2009 : Lunar Occultations of Planets, Minor Planets and Bright Stars

The table lists the occultations by the day of the month and the object name, which is the link to the map that shows the area of visibility of the occultation. Occultations are not tabulated if at conjunction the elongation from the Sun is less that 15°. The objects considered are the planets, indicated in bold, the bright stars Aldebaran, Antares, Pollux*, Regulus and Spica, and the 93 minor planets that are included in Section G of The Astronomical Almanac.

 
January February March April May June
03  Ariadne 07  Harmonia 06  Harmonia 03  Antigone 01  Ausonia 07  Antares
11  Harmonia 10  Urania 09  Urania 05  Urania 02  Urania 07  Kalliope
21  Antares 17  Antares 17  Antares 13  Antares 08  Aspasia 13  Psyche
23  Industria 20  Industria 21  Industria 18  Industria 10  Antares 14  Thisbe
23  Fides 20  Fides 21  Isis 19  Thisbe 12  Kalliope 15  Juno
28  Asia 22  Mercury 21  Thisbe 22  Venus 15  Industria 24  Lutetia
28  Nemausa 23  Jupiter 23  Cybele 28  Metis 16  Psyche 24  Anahita
23  Nysa 17  Thisbe
23  Aquitania 19  Julia
23  Cybele 21  Bamberga
23  Massalia 26  Hertha
27  Venus 26  Metis
26  Lutetia
30  Urania
July August September October November December
04  Antares 06  Psyche 01  Psyche 11  Ariadne 08  Ariadne 03  Nemesis
10  Psyche 09  Daphne 05  Daphne 12  Mars 09  Hygiea 05  Ariadne
12  Eros 17  Angelina 13  Mars 12  Angelina 10  Echo 07  Hygiea
13  Daphne 17  Philomela 14  Ariadne 13  Hygiea 11  Prokne 08  Echo
23  Anahita 18  Vesta 14  Angelina 14  Prokne 13  Victoria 08  Eurynome
31  Antares 18  Hygiea 15  Hygiea 16  Victoria 14  Athamantis 11  Victoria
21  Sappho 24  Antares 21  Antares 19  Proserpina 13  Athamantis
27  Antares 25  Papagena 22  Proserpina 22  Astraea 14  Amphitrite
29  Psyche 25  Astraea 23  Thisbe
30  Nemesis

* The 5 bright stars are those that are typically considered in The Diary of Phenomena in Section A of The Astronomical Almanac. However, due primarily to precession, it is known that Pollux has not, nor will be, occulted by the Moon for hundreds of years.

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