2015 : 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
16  Doris 13  Doris 02  Julia 10  Undina 07  Eurynome 03  Eurynome
17  Patientia 14  Undina 13  Doris 15  Eunomia 07  Undina 03  Undina
24  Sappho 14  Patientia 14  Undina 17  Euterpe 08  Pomona 04  Pomona
25  Uranus 20  Urania 14  Patientia 19  Harmonia 10  Echo 06  Echo
29  Aldebaran 21  Uranus 18  Eunomia 19  Astraea 14  Amphitrite 11  Nausikaa
22  Sappho 21  Uranus 21  Europa 15  Uranus 11  Amphitrite
23  Diotima 21  Mars 21  Aldebaran 15  Euterpe 11  Uranus
25  Aldebaran 22  Harmonia 25  Hesperia 16  Proserpina 13  Psyche
22  Sappho 26  Juno 16  Psyche 15  Mercury
25  Aldebaran 27  Bamberga 19  Bellona 15  Aldebaran
29  Julia 29  Asia 19  Europa 20  Hesperia
21  Hebe 21  Bamberga
23  Hesperia 23  Asia
25  Bamberga 24  Io
27  Asia 30  Eurynome
28  Io
29  Massalia
July August September October November December
03  Echo 05  Uranus 01  Uranus 02  Aldebaran 04  Astraea 01  Alauda
09  Uranus 09  Aldebaran 05  Aldebaran 05  Victoria 05  Bellona 01  Zelinda
12  Aldebaran 11  Sappho 08  Victoria 06  Astraea 09  Hesperia 02  Astraea
14  Sappho 12  Bellona 10  Bellona 08  Bellona 14  Doris 02  Anahita
19  Venus 16  Hesperia 16  Asia 08  Venus 16  Pomona 03  Bellona
19  Hesperia 19  Asia 16  Io 09  Hygiea 22  Uranus 06  Mars
22  Asia 19  Io 17  Nysa 11  Mercury 26  Aldebaran 07  Venus
22  Io 21  Parthenope 18  Parthenope 14  Sylvia 27  Psyche 09  Flora
27  Eurynome 23  Eurynome 19  Herculina 14  Thetis 27  Athamantis 12  Doris
30  Echo 24  Pomona 20  Eurynome 14  Io 13  Eurynome
25  Nephthys 21  Pomona 15  Nysa 14  Pomona
26  Echo 21  Antigone 17  Doris 20  Uranus
23  Echo 19  Pomona 21  Hermione
29  Uranus 26  Uranus 23  Aldebaran
29  Aldebaran 24  Aspasia
30  Psyche 24  Psyche
24  Athamantis
27  Aquitania
28  Industria
29  Astraea
30  Anahita
31  Bellona

*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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