An occultation of Saturn by The Moon was recorded by a number of observers in Australia and NZ.
Sadly only 2 set of times was recorded for this event One by Diana Watson using Visual method and the other by Dave Herald using video OSD (see YouTube link below).
The pictures below show how spectacular the event was.
Occultation prediction for Canberra E. Longitude 149 9 0.0, Latitude -35 17 0.0, Alt. 680m; Telescope dia 15cm; dMag 0.0 day Time P Star Sp Mag Mag % Elon Sun Moon CA PA VA AA Libration A B RV Cct durn R.A. (J2000) Dec Mdist SV y m d h m s No D v r V ill Alt Alt Az o o o o L B m/o m/o "/s o sec h m s o m s Mm m/s 14 May 14 10 52 54 D Saturn 0.1 0.1 100+ 175 46 74 37N 83 208 66 -4.8 -3.0 +1.6-0.7 .397 26.5 15 11 6.3 -15 13 25 371.0 807.0 Distance of Saturn to Terminator = 1.1"; to 3km sunlit peak = 0.0" Duration of planetary disk occultation: predicted time +/-23.0 secs 14 May 14 12 0 6 R Saturn 0.1 0.1 100+ 176 59 57 -87S 316 90 299 -5.0 -2.9 +1.2-2.4 .363 153.3 15 11 6.3 -15 13 25 370.0 738.5 Duration of planetary disk occultation: predicted time +/-25.1 secs Observers: Diana Watson, Thornton, near Whakatane, NZ Peter Anderson, QLD,AU Terry Cuttle, QLD, AU Dave Herald, Murrumbateman, NSW, AU Many other potential observers were clouded out in both AUS and NZ
Link to Dave's YouTube Movie of the event
Dave has speeded up the event so that you can appreciate the effect of the events.
Terry Cuttle's composite image showing Saturn passing the moon
Peter Anderson's image showing Saturn close to the moon
Steve Kerr's image showing Saturn near to the moon
Observation details for MP Moon By Planet Saturn P 6000 On 2014-05-14 at 11:56:15.0 _______________________________ Observer Diana Watson Location Thornton near Whakatane, NZ Longitude +176:51 Latitude -37:55 Altitude 3 m Datum Other Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak Aperture 200 cm Seeing Camera Type Visual Other Camera Delay 0.5 Timing Tape Recorder + time signal Visual, no PE applied Disappearance 11:55:34.00 Reappearance 00:00:00.00 Comments: Only timed disappearance of Saturn and rings, wispy cloud upset accurate timings for the return. _______________________________ Observer Dave Herald Location Murrumbateman, NSW, AU Longitude +148:59 Latitude -34:57 Altitude 594 m Datum WGS84 Telescope SCT including Cass and Mak Aperture 40 cm Seeing Slight flickering Clear Camera Type CCD Other Camera Delay 0 Timing GPS - time inserted Video with frame analysis Disappearance 10:51:57:00.00 Reappearance 11:59:16:00.00 Comments: Times taken from You Tube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPhwICA0P3I