2013 : 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  Alexandra 01  Urania 01  Spica 03  Pluto 01  Astraea 01  Julia
03  Palma 02  Spica 04  Hermione 03  Astraea 05  Hesperia 02  Hesperia
05  Spica 06  Flora 06  Pluto 05  Bellona 07  Hygiea 05  Angelina
09  Flora 07  Astraea 07  Astraea 13  Pomona 08  Angelina 06  Fortuna
10  Astraea 07  Pluto 08  Bellona 23  Urania 08  Fortuna 06  Asia
13  Hesperia 08  Bellona 09  Alauda 25  Spica 12  Echo 11  Doris
22  Jupiter 18  Jupiter 26  Anahita 28  Hermione 12  Eurynome 16  Sappho
26  Eugenia 18  Vesta 27  Urania 30  Pluto 14  Doris 17  Urania
31  Anahita 27  Anahita 28  Spica 20  Sappho 18  Spica
28  Urania 31  Hermione 20  Urania 21  Hermione
22  Spica 24  Pluto
25  Hermione 24  Astraea
27  Pluto 27  Iris
28  Astraea 30  Hesperia
30  Iris
July August September October November December
05  Asia 02  Asia 01  Pomona 01  Camilla 02  Spica 01  Saturn
05  Parthenope 03  Parthenope 01  Nephthys 06  Sappho 04  Harmonia 04  Hebe
06  Pomona 04  Pomona 02  Antigone 06  Anahita 05  Irene 08  Iris
09  Camilla 05  Antigone 03  Camilla 07  Harmonia 05  Aspasia 10  Aurora
10  Doris 10  Victoria 07  Nausikaa 07  Euterpe 05  Psyche 13  Massalia
13  Victoria 11  Ausonia 07  Victoria 08  Aspasia 13  Aurora 22  Nephthys
13  Ausonia 11  Amphitrite 08  Amphitrite 08  Psyche 16  Massalia 24  Camilla
15  Urania 11  Anahita 08  Anahita 13  Juno 25  Nephthys 25  Eurynome
16  Spica 12  Urania 08  Spica 20  Massalia 26  Eunike 25  Doris
16  Aspasia 12  Spica 08  Sappho 27  Pomona 27  Camilla 26  Echo
18  Hermione 12  Proserpina 08  Venus 28  Nephthys 27  Eurynome 27  Spica
21  Pluto 13  Aspasia 09  Urania 29  Eunike 27  Doris 29  Saturn
22  Astraea 17  Pluto 09  Proserpina 30  Camilla 28  Echo 29  Egeria
27  Hesperia 18  Aquitania 09  Euterpe 30  Eurynome 28  Ariadne 30  Kalliope
29  Massalia 24  Hesperia 10  Aspasia 31  Ariadne 29  Spica 30  Hera
26  Massalia 23  Massalia 30  Sappho
30  Asia 27  Asia
29  Pomona
29  Nephthys
30  Interamnia

*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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