2018 : 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  Flora 01  Regulus 01  Regulus 01  Lutetia 01  Echo 03  Thisbe
04  Parthenope 04  Eugenia 03  Eugenia 03  Psyche 06  Thisbe 06  Fides
05  Regulus 04  Melpomene 05  Lutetia 11  Thyra 09  Fides 10  Camilla
08  Melpomene 08  Hera 14  Urania 11  Euterpe 13  Nemesis 11  Sylvia
08  Nephthys 09  Vesta 14  Euterpe 12  Aquitania 13  Camilla 14  Cybele
11  Hera 12  Europa 14  Eros 19  Doris 16  Aldebaran 15  Nysa
12  Vesta 13  Ariadne 14  Aquitania 19  Aldebaran 17  Doris 15  Thetis
15  Aspasia 18  Camilla 15  Ausonia 20  Cybele 18  Cybele 16  Massalia
15  Europa 22  Doris 18  Camilla 24  Regulus 18  Iris 17  Parthenope
15  Athamantis 23  Aldebaran 22  Doris 28  Lutetia 19  Massalia 19  Nemausa
21  Camilla 24  Cybele 22  Aldebaran 30  Psyche 22  Nemausa 23  Psyche
25  Doris 23  Cybele 27  Psyche 24  Echo
27  Aldebaran 26  Fortuna 28  Echo 27  Vesta
27  Thetis 28  Regulus
27  Cybele
31  Parthenope
July August September October November December
03  Fides 04  Juno 03  Aldebaran 01  Harmonia 01  Herculina 03  Flora
08  Camilla 05  Sylvia 03  Nemesis 01  Sappho 05  Prokne 04  Hermione
09  Sylvia 06  Nemesis 03  Harmonia 03  Anahita 05  Flora 08  Echo
10  Aldebaran 06  Aldebaran 06  Herculina 04  Herculina 06  Hermione 09  Hera
15  Parthenope 07  Kleopatra 07  Angelina 05  Angelina 10  Echo 09  Saturn
17  Leto 09  Cybele 08  Thetis 07  Eunike 10  Hera 10  Pluto
17  Nemausa 12  Flora 11  Hermione 07  Prokne 12  Pluto 11  Europa
18  Eugenia 12  Parthenope 12  Nemausa 10  Kalliope 13  Europa 12  Aurora
21  Hera 14  Leto 12  Eugenia 10  Nemausa 16  Mars 15  Astraea
27  Europa 14  Nemausa 12  Kalliope 10  Eugenia 17  Astraea 18  Thalia
31  Fides 15  Eugenia 15  Hera 11  Papagena 22  Sylvia 24  Themis
31  Bellona 18  Hera 18  Alauda 13  Echo 24  Harmonia 25  Julia
23  Europa 19  Europa 13  Hera 27  Themis 31  Parthenope
26  Fides 22  Fides 16  Europa 31  Hermione
27  Bellona 23  Euterpe 19  Fides 31  Flora
27  Euterpe 24  Astraea 20  Euterpe
28  Astraea 30  Nemesis 21  Astraea
26  Sylvia
28  Nemesis
28  Harmonia
30  Themis
31  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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