2012 : 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
04  Leto 01  Urania 02  Cybele 03  Thisbe 08  Nemesis 04  Nemesis
04  Urania 09  Thisbe 14  Nemesis 11  Nemesis 09  Pluto 05  Nysa
13  Thisbe 16  Thalia 15  Nysa 12  Nysa 09  Nysa 06  Pluto
20  Philomela 17  Fortuna 17  Thetis 12  Pluto 15  Pallas 11  Niobe
20  Massalia 17  Thetis 18  Eleonora 15  Eleonora 16  Pomona 11  Eurynome
20  Fortuna 20  Eurynome 28  Harmonia 24  Euterpe 19  Ariadne 12  Pallas
21  Parthenope 29  Urania 28  Anahita 24  Irene 23  Undina 13  Pomona
25  Pomona 30  Hera 25  Undina 28  Thisbe 16  Hertha
30  Cybele 25  Anahita 16  Ariadne
27  Cybele 17  Jupiter
28  Laetitia 23  Daphne
30  Thisbe 25  Thisbe
29  Iris
July August September October November December
03  Pluto 06  Eurynome 02  Eurynome 01  Io 02  Jupiter 03  Eugenia
09  Eurynome 08  Pomona 05  Pomona 02  Pomona 06  Eugenia 09  Spica
11  Pomona 11  Themis 08  Jupiter 05  Jupiter 12  Spica 12  Mercury
14  Dembowska 11  Jupiter 09  Ceres 07  Ceres 15  Isis 14  Pluto
14  Themis 12  Metis 11  Eugenia 09  Eugenia 16  Europa 16  Hesperia
15  Jupiter 12  Lutetia 14  Eunomia 12  Eunomia 16  Pluto 26  Jupiter
15  Lutetia 12  Sylvia 14  Sappho 13  Thyra 18  Hesperia 31  Eugenia
15  Sylvia 13  Venus 18  Spica 17  Fides 29  Jupiter
16  Patientia 13  Patientia 19  Fides 17  Mercury
22  Thisbe 14  Eugenia 19  Mars 18  Diotima
25  Spica 16  Athamantis 20  Diotima 18  Iris
26  Iris 16  Victoria 20  Iris 19  Europa
30  Nysa 19  Thisbe 21  Hermentaria 20  Pluto
30  Pluto 21  Spica 22  Nysa 20  Melpomene
31  Fortuna 23  Iris 23  Pluto 22  Asia
26  Nysa 26  Hygiea 28  Pomona
27  Pluto 29  Eurynome
27  Fortuna
30  Hygiea
31  Nemausa

*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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