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Occultations of Planets by the Moon

The Moon regularly occults inner and outer planets. These occultations have no scientific value but show the dynamics of our Solar system impressively.

Upcoming Occultations in Europe in 2018 - 2023

(Events completely in daytime are not listed)
For more details click on one of the lunar images!

2018


None

2019

2019 Feb 02 Saturn (0m.6)
Time of conjunction: 07h 05.4m U.T.
Moon illumination: 6%
Solar elongation: 28 deg



2020

2020 Sep 06 Mars (-1m.9)
Time of conjunction: 04h 46.1m U.T.
Moon illumination: 86%
Solar elongation: 136 deg





2021

None


2022

2022 Sep 14 Uranus (5m.7)
Time of conjunction: 22h 58.7m U.T.
Moon illumination: 77%
Solar elongation: 123 deg
2022 Dec 05 Uranus (5m.7)
Time of conjunction: 17h 59.3m U.T.
Moon illumination: 94%
Solar elongation: 152 deg
2022 Dec 08 Mars(-1m.9)
Time of conjunction: 04h 46.1m U.T.
Moon illumination: 100%
Solar elongation: 177 deg.

2023

2023 Jan 01 Uranus (5m.7)
Time of conjunction: 22h 16.2m U.T.
Moon illumination: 78%
Solar elongation: 124 deg
2023 Feb 28 Mars (0m.4)
Time of conjunction: 4h 31.8m U.T.
Moon illumination: 58%
Solar elongation: 99 deg




Past Events & Successful Observations


Lunar Occultations of Planets 1979 -1980
http://www.iota-es.de/onheritage/ON_Vol02_No06.pdf

Lunar Occultations of Planets 1981
http://www.iota-es.de/onheritage/ON_Vol02_No09.pdf

Lunar Occultations of Planets 1982
http://www.iota-es.de/onheritage/ON_Vol02_No14.pdf

Occultations of Mercury, the Sun, & Venus seen in 3 Days
http://www.iota-es.de/onheritage/ON_Vol08_No02.pdf

The Spectacular Grazing Occultation of Jupiter on August 18, 1990
http://www.iota-es.de/onheritage/ON_Vol09_No02.pdf

The February 10, 1977 Near Lunar Grazing Occultation Of Uranus
http://www.iota-es.de/onheritage/ON_Vol11_No03.pdf