2020 : 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  Hera 02  Vesta 01  Vesta 02  Ausonia 05  Cybele 01  Cybele
06  Aspasia 03  Aspasia 06  Fides 03  Fides 06  Doris 02  Harmonia
10  Industria 06  Industria 12  Cybele 08  Cybele 11  Angelina 02  Thalia
11  Davida 08  Fides 13  Doris 09  Doris 24  Hygiea 02  Doris
12  Fides 13  Juno 17  Iris 13  Angelina 24  Vesta 07  Angelina
17  Harmonia 14  Harmonia 17  Hermione 13  Iris 24  Thisbe 14  Flora
20  Io 18  Mars 18  Mars 14  Hermione 27  Nausikaa 16  Eugenia
23  Jupiter 18  Hermione 18  Pluto 14  Pluto 17  Nemausa
28  Laetitia 19  Jupiter 26  Diotima 24  Irene 18  Diotima
30  Hera 20  Pluto 26  Hera 26  Vesta 18  Echo
31  Irene 25  Melpomene 27  Irene 26  Thisbe 19  Venus
26  Laetitia 29  Vesta 29  Nausikaa 22  Metis
26  Egeria 29  Ausonia 27  Nemesis
27  Diotima 29  Harmonia
27  Hera 29  Thalia
28  Irene 30  Doris
July August September October November December
01  Isis 02  Pluto 06  Mars 03  Mars 04  Diotima 05  Proserpina
04  Angelina 07  Thetis 10  Eurynome 08  Diotima 07  Philomela 05  Irene
13  Prokne 09  Mars 10  Diotima 10  Philomela 07  Proserpina 07  Amphitrite
13  Parthenope 10  Parthenope 12  Philomela 11  Proserpina 07  Irene 07  Vesta
14  Eugenia 13  Diotima 13  Proserpina 11  Eunomia 09  Amphitrite 09  Metis
16  Psyche 15  Philomela 13  Hertha 11  Hertha 11  Metis 10  Klotho
16  Diotima 15  Proserpina 14  Amphitrite 12  Amphitrite 14  Nemesis 10  Bellona
17  Echo 15  Hertha 15  Metis 12  Eros 17  Harmonia 12  Nemesis
18  Irene 16  Lutetia 18  Nemesis 14  Metis 17  Patientia 12  Kleopatra
18  Philomela 21  Nemesis 19  Phocaea 18  Cybele 23  Thetis 12  Venus
19  Lutetia 23  Cybele 20  Cybele 19  Harmonia 13  Euterpe
24  Nemesis 24  Doris 22  Patientia 20  Patientia 21  Thetis
27  Doris 25  Patientia 22  Anahita 20  Zelinda 24  Asia
31  Herculina 27  Angelina 23  Angelina 21  Angelina
28  Herculina
29  Pluto

*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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