2016 : 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 Aldebaren, 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
01  Aurora 01  Hesperia 01  Thalia 04  Melpomene 04  Cybele 01  Cybele
05  Thalia 02  Thalia 02  Flora 06  Venus 08  Aldebaran 03  Mercury
06  Flora 03  Flora 05  Asia 09  Vesta 13  Anahita 03  Eugenia
11  Nemausa 06  Asia 06  Doris 10  Aldebaran 15  Fides 03  Kalliope
11  Pomona 07  Doris 06  Melpomene 14  Thyra 20  Kleopatra 08  Thisbe
12  Echo 07  Melpomene 07  Eurynome 16  Anahita 23  Flora 10  Anahita
13  Hertha 11  Lutetia 10  Leto 23  Kleopatra 28  Fortuna 12  Fides
17  Hermione 12  Metis 11  Egeria 26  Flora 30  Parthenope 19  Flora
20  Aspasia 13  Irene 11  Lutetia 24  Fortuna
20  Aldebaran 14  Hera 11  Metis 25  Eros
20  Psyche 16  Aldebaran 12  Irene 26  Neptune
23  Aquitania 25  Aurora 13  Papagena 27  Parthenope
29  Aurora 29  Hesperia 13  Hera 28  Melpomene
14  Aldebaran
18  Thyra
19  Klotho
19  Anahita
23  Aurora
30  Flora
July August September October November December
01  Eugenia 04  Urania 02  Jupiter 02  Astraea 02  Davida 02  Interamnia
02  Aldebaran 04  Mercury 03  Venus 03  Hermentaria 08  Fortuna 03  Eleonora
06  Thisbe 06  Jupiter 04  Astraea 11  Fortuna 09  Neptune 06  Fortuna
07  Urania 17  Fortuna 13  Fortuna 13  Neptune 12  Cybele 06  Neptune
09  Jupiter 19  Neptune 15  Neptune 16  Cybele 15  Echo 09  Cybele
12  Nemesis 22  Nemausa 19  Cybele 19  Aldebaran 15  Aldebaran 10  Eurynome
13  Isis 23  Cybele 21  Aldebaran 24  Hera 21  Hera 12  Echo
21  Fortuna 25  Aldebaran 26  Hera 25  Psyche 22  Psyche 13  Aldebaran
23  Palma 26  Eugenia 26  Eunomia 26  Nausikaa 23  Nausikaa 18  Hera
23  Neptune 27  Ariadne 26  Ausonia 26  Philomela 18  Regulus
24  Eunike 27  Psyche 20  Psyche
29  Aldebaran 28  Ausonia 24  Philomela
29  Eugenia 29  Mercury 27  Astraea
31  Eleonora

*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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