2017 : 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
01  Niobe 02  Parthenope 02  Parthenope 01  Aldebaran 02  Alexandra 01  Psyche
01  Angelina 02  Cybele 02  Ceres 02  Eugenia 04  Regulus 06  Sappho
02  Massalia 03  Ceres 05  Aldebaran 05  Alexandra 04  Amphitrite 16  Neptune
02  Themis 04  Eurynome 05  Echo 06  Laetitia 04  Psyche 21  Flora
03  Neptune 05  Echo 05  Eugenia 07  Regulus 16  Zelinda 21  Thetis
03  Mars 05  Aldebaran 10  Laetitia 07  Amphitrite 19  Julia 22  Undina
06  Cybele 11  Regulus 10  Regulus 07  Psyche 20  Neptune 22  Io
07  Eurynome 12  Psyche 11  Psyche 08  Daphne 23  Flora 22  Aldebaran
08  Echo 18  Philomela 18  Philomela 22  Eleonora 24  Thetis 25  Nephthys
09  Aldebaran 21  Astraea 21  Astraea 22  Neptune 28  Nephthys 25  Eugenia
14  Hera 22  Davida 22  Davida 24  Nysa 28  Melpomene 25  Melpomene
15  Regulus 25  Eleonora 25  Eleonora 24  Pallas 28  Eurynome 25  Eurynome
16  Psyche 28  Dembowska 26  Neptune 24  Flora 28  Eugenia 26  Echo
21  Philomela 28  Thetis 26  Nysa 28  Aldebaran 28  Eros 28  Regulus
23  Phocaea 29  Melpomene 29  Echo 28  Laetitia
24  Astraea 29  Nephthys 31  Regulus 29  Proserpina
25  Davida 29  Eurynome 29  Psyche
29  Angelina 30  Eugenia
30  Massalia 30  Echo
30  Themis
30  Neptune
July August September October November December
03  Sappho 04  Astraea 01  Anahita 03  Neptune 06  Aldebaran 01  Nysa
08  Anahita 04  Anahita 06  Neptune 08  Nysa 07  Cybele 02  Isis
13  Neptune 09  Neptune 10  Nysa 08  Doris 07  Undina 03  Aldebaran
19  Flora 14  Nysa 11  Doris 09  Aldebaran 10  Parthenope 04  Patientia
19  Thetis 16  Aldebaran 12  Aldebaran 10  Cybele 11  Regulus 04  Cybele
20  Aldebaran 16  Thetis 13  Thetis 11  Undina 13  Nephthys 04  Undina
20  Undina 16  Flora 13  Cybele 13  Parthenope 14  Lutetia 06  Flora
20  Io 17  Undina 13  Undina 13  Fortuna 15  Laetitia 07  Parthenope
21  Asia 18  Pomona 14  Flora 15  Regulus 15  Hera 08  Regulus
25  Mercury 18  Asia 14  Pomona 16  Nephthys 16  Vesta 11  Nephthys
25  Regulus 18  Parthenope 15  Parthenope 17  Lutetia 20  Europa 13  Laetitia
26  Hera 23  Hera 17  Eugenia 23  Europa 21  Victoria 14  Hera
26  Laetitia 23  Laetitia 18  Venus 23  Victoria 22  Bellona 14  Egeria
27  Psyche 24  Metis 18  Regulus 25  Bellona 22  Hebe 14  Vesta
27  Proserpina 25  Diotima 18  Nephthys 25  Hebe 23  Astraea 20  Bellona
27  Metis 28  Europa 18  Hertha 27  Anahita 23  Hygiea 20  Industria
31  Sappho 28  Sappho 18  Mars 30  Neptune 27  Neptune 21  Astraea
31  Astraea 18  Mercury 31  Camilla 27  Camilla 21  Hygiea
22  Irene 21  Hebe
22  Diotima 22  Bamberga
25  Europa 25  Camilla
25  Sappho 28  Nysa
29  Anahita 31  Aldebaran
31  Thetis
31  Cybele
31  Undina

*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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