2011 : 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
02  Metis 04  Victoria 07  Aspasia 01  Sappho 01  Victoria 03  Flora
06  Doris 07  Aspasia 10  Industria 01  Palma 05  Industria 04  Thisbe
06  Eunomia 13  Thisbe 12  Thisbe 05  Aspasia 07  Psyche 04  Psyche
16  Thisbe 17  Julia 25  Angelina 07  Industria 07  Thisbe 07  Iris
24  Bamberga 20  Bamberga 26  Lutetia 09  Thisbe 11  Asia 13  Hygiea
26  Kleopatra 23  Kleopatra 28  Vesta 14  Asia 18  Angelina 14  Angelina
27  Aurora 24  Hygiea 28  Herculina 21  Angelina 27  Eros 16  Ariadne
27  Hygiea 24  Hertha 29  Thyra 28  Sappho 18  Interamnia
28  Ariadne 25  Angelina 30  Sappho 29  Ausonia 26  Sappho
25  Ariadne 30  Victoria 27  Ausonia
26  Lutetia 31  Aspasia 27  Victoria
28  Vesta 28  Aspasia
July August September October November December
05  Iris 02  Iris 03  Hygiea 01  Hygiea 01  Ariadne 03  Nausikaa
10  Hygiea 06  Hygiea 04  Angelina 02  Angelina 04  Nausikaa 06  Athamantis
11  Angelina 08  Angelina 05  Davida 03  Davida 11  Anahita 07  Leto
25  Sappho 20  Amphitrite 18  Anahita 04  Ariadne 15  Cybele 07  Urania
26  Victoria 21  Urania 20  Victoria 15  Anahita 22  Iris 16  Industria
26  Proserpina 21  Anahita 20  Aspasia 17  Victoria 28  Echo 16  Thisbe
26  Aspasia 22  Sappho 19  Cybele 29  Pomona 20  Iris
27  Mars 23  Victoria 25  Iris 29  Eunike 23  Massalia
29  Astraea 23  Kalliope 28  Mercury 23  Fortuna
24  Aspasia 29  Hygiea 27  Pomona
26  Astraea 31  Echo 31  Nausikaa
27  Hebe
28  Klotho
30  Iris

*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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