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BRIGHT STARS OCCULTED BY THE MOON:
NEW ZEALAND - 2018


EXPLANATION OF THE TABLE
Date :
Universal Time (UT). UT is effectively equivalent to Greenwich Mean Time. In New Zealand, add 12 hours to UT to get NZ Standard Time, or add 13 hours to get NZ Daylight Time.
ZC :
Star number in Robertson's Zodiacal Catalog, unless shown as S or X.
Mag :
Star Magnitude.
Ev :
Event, either a Disappearance of the star behind the edge of the Moon, or a Reappearance of the star from behind the lunar limb. All events listed with a positive cusp angle take place at the dark limb. All events listed with a negative cusp angle take place at the bright limb (only the brightest stars or planets will be shown for bright limb events). Disappearances occur before Full Moon when the Moon's eastern limb is dark. Reappearances occur after Full Moon when the Moon's western limb is dark.
%lit :
Percentage of the moon illuminated; "+" indicates waxing and "-" waning. E indicates a lunar eclipse.
Auck/Well/Chch/Dudn :
Time of the occultation at Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, expressed in hours and decimal minutes of Universal Time. Because the actual time of an event depends very much on the observer's physical location, times given are approximate and may vary by a minute or two across a distance of several tens of kilometres. "No Event" indicates that no occultation will be visible from that site. "Graze" indicates that there is a grazing occultation close to the position and occultation times will vary dramatically over small distances or may not happen at all. Green text indicates that the event occurs at an altitude less than 15 degrees. Red text indicates that the event occurs with the sun less than 10 degrees below the horizon. Magenta indicates that both conditions are current. 
CA :
Cusp Angle, or angle around the moon's limb at which the occultation occurs. This is measured from the Northern or Southern cusp of the Moon in the direction of the unlit part of the Moon.
Notes :
For a double or triple star, the magnitudes of the components and the separation in seconds of arc.
For a variable star, the magnitudes between which the star varies.

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Table of bright star occultations during 2018 for New Zealand


Date ZC Mag Ev %lit Auck   CA Well   CA Chch   CA Dudn   CA
JANUARY  
Jan 1 935 6.8 D 99+ 12:42.1    74N 12:37.7    83N 12:32.3    87N 12:27.5    90S
Jan 2 1113 5.1 R 100- 16:08.9    54S 16:01.6    42S no event no event
Jan 4 1395 6.3 R 91- 14:01.4    37N 14:10.4    49N 14:10.8    55N 14:11.0    61N
Jan 7 1755 6.9 R 64- no event no event no event 14:22.8    12N
Jan 11 2198 5.7 R 24- 14:26.7    59N 14:35.7    68N 14:40.2    74N 14:44.9    79N
Jan 14 2578 6.5 R 5- no event no event 16:56.4    13N no event
Jan 20 3307 4.8 D 9+ 07:58.2    75S 07:52.2    67S no event no event
Jan 22 12 6.4 D 24+ 08:38.2    80S 08:31.7    72S 08:26.6    70S no event
Jan 22 13 6.2 D 24+ 08:56.6    90N 08:49.2    83S 08:44.2    80S 08:38.7    78S
Jan 25 393 6.7 D 55+ 09:00.3    58S 08:58.6    47S 08:54.1    44S 08:49.8    40S
Jan 27 684 6.2 D 76+ 09:36.4    72N 09:31.9    80N 09:26.3    83N 09:21.2    86N
Jan 30 1171 6.5 D 78+ 09:53.6    76N 09:56.0    84N 09:54.1    87N 09:52.9    89S
Jan 30 1193 5.4 D 99+ 15:28.5    71N 15:23.0    84N 15:19.0    89S 15:15.2    81S
Jan 31 1321 6.9 R 77E 12:06.2    -39S 12:05.2    -28S 12:00.1    -21S no event
Date ZC Mag Ev %lit Auck   CA Well   CA Chch   CA Dudn   CA
FEBRUARY  
Feb 2 1576 5.3 R 95- 11:18.2    20S no event no event no event
Feb 6 2049 6.5 R 61- 12:58.1    85S 13:04.8    77S 13:06.7    71S 13:08.8    66S
Feb 8 2278 6.3 R 41- 13:32.7    66N 13:41.0    75N 13:44.9    80N 13:48.9    86N
Feb 12 2825 6.3 R 9- 16:47.0    56N 16:55.3    69N 16:58.7    77N 17:01.9    84N
Feb 23 620 6.1 D 50+ no event no event no event 08:12.3    11N
Feb 26 1113 5.1 D 83+ 11:51.9    65S 11:52.1    54S 11:50.9    46S 11:50.7    36S
Feb 28 1395 6.3 D 97+ no event 11:50.5    29N 11:41.6    40N 11:35.0    48N
Date ZC Mag Ev %lit Auck   CA Well   CA Chch   CA Dudn   CA
MARCH  
Mar 3 1755 6.9 R 97- no event no event no event 10:32.2    28N
Mar 6 2100 6.5 R 78- no event 10:32.5    61S no event no event
Mar 6 2102 6.9 R 77- 11:06.8    82N 11:13.9    90S 11:16.7    84S 11:19.7    79S
Mar 7 2240 6.9 R 67- 15:26.5    86S 15:29.9    73S 15:26.1    63S 15:21.4    52S
Mar 8 2372 4.3 R 58- 15:17.3    85N 15:23.0    83S 15:21.8    75S 15:20.0    65S
Mar 9 2508 6.3 R 48- 16:50.4    11N 17:11.8    35N 17:16.3    47N 17:19.3    56N
Mar 11 2763 6.5 R 30- no event 13:30.2    16N 13:39.0    29N 13:46.2    39N
Mar 12 2902 5.9 R 21- 14:41.9    44S no event no event no event
Mar 25 1077 4.0 D 59+ 11:49.4    42S no event no event no event
Mar 26 1193 5.4 D 68+ 06:53.7    20S no event no event no event
Mar 26 1205 6.3 D 69+ 09:32.3    67S 09:34.3    56S 09:33.1    49S 09:33.0    40S
Mar 27 1343 6.3 D 79+ no event no event 08:38.5    17N 08:29.3    28N
Date ZC Mag Ev %lit Auck   CA Well   CA Chch   CA Dudn   CA

Notes on Stars

ZC 12 || 12 = 4 (Ceti)/Piscium || 12 = NSV 15027, 6.43, range 0.03, V, Type ACV, Period 0.7584 days
ZC 13 || 13 = 5 (Ceti)/Piscium || 13 is double: ** 6.5 8.5 0.002" 350.0 || 13 = AP Psc, 6.04 to 6.35, V, Type ELL/RS, Period 96.4371 days
ZC 393 || 393 is double: 7.6 7.6 0.10" 90.0 || 393 has been reported as non-instantaneous (OCc1191). Observations are highly desired
ZC 684 || 684 = 119 H1. Tauri || 684 is double: AB 6.97 7.02 3.10" 276.0 || 684 is a close double. Observations are highly desired
ZC 684 || *** A light curve is desired as 684 is in the Kepler2 program {ID = 247031423}
ZC 1077 || 1077 = Mekbuda = zeta Geminorum || 1077 is multiple: Aa,Ab 4.5 4.5 0.10" 90.0 : AD 4.1 12.5 67" 345.2 : AB 4.1 11.5 90" 85.0 : AC 4.1 7.7 100" 346.9
ZC 1077  has been reported as non-instantaneous (OCc 293). Observations are highly desired || 1077 = zet Gem, 3.62 to 4.18, V, Type DCEP, Period 10.149806 days
ZC 1113 || 1113 = 56 Geminorum || 1113 is double: AB 5.3 12.2 12.8" 185.9 || 1113 = NSV 3550, 5.09, range 0.06, V
ZC 1171 || 1171 = 79 Geminorum
ZC 1193 || 1193 = 85 Geminorum || 1193 is double: AB            15.2" 185.5
ZC 1321 || 1321 is double: AB 7.66 7.57 0.030" 288.8 || 1321 is a close double. Observations are highly desired
ZC 1343 || 1343 = FZ Cnc, 6.28 to 6.38, Hp, Type SRB, Period 17.6 days
ZC 1576 || 1576 = 53 Leonis
ZC 2049 || 2049 is double: AB 6.6 12.8 74" 337.8
ZC 2372 || 2372 = phi Ophiuchi || 2372 is triple: AB 4.3 12.9 42" 37.1 : AC 4.4 10.8 120" 320.1
ZC 2508 || 2508 *** A light curve is desired as 2508 is in the Kepler2 program {ID = 234585678}
ZC 2763 || 2763 = NSV 24639, 6.57, , Type VAR:
ZC 2825 || 2825 is triple: AB 6.3 13.3 49" 156.8 : AC 6.2 10.0 91" 310.3
ZC 2825 = V4199 Sgr, 6.22 to 6.28, V, Type SPB, Period 1.23825 days
ZC 2902 || 2902 is double: 6.8 6.8 0.050" 350.0 || 2902 has been reported as non-instantaneous (OCc1587). Observations are highly desired
ZC 3307 || 3307 = sigma Aquarii || 3307 is double: AB 4.8 8.5 3.7" 10.0 || 3307 is a close double. Observations are highly desired

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