An occultation occurs when one celestial body passes in front of another. Bodies in the Solar System occult stars and occasionally occult one another. Lunar occultations of stars are more frequent than any other kind, due to the large apparent size of the Moon and its rapid motion through the sky. Many years ago, lunar occultations provided a ready means of comparing the position of the Moon and stars at specific instants in time, and therefore could be used to validate and update theories of the lunar orbit. Nowadays, although they have little scientific value, they remain an interesting spectacle for the amateur observer.
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Occultation Predictions For Orwell Park
The following occultation predictions are specific for the location of Orwell Park; however, differences in timings and other key parameters will generally be negligible throughout East Anglia.
- Grazing lunar occultations, 21 October 1974 - 09 December 2017.
- Lunar occultation of Saturn, 22 May 2007.
- Lunar occultation of Saturn, 02 March 2007.
- Lunar occultation of Venus, 21 May 2004.
- Analysis of lunar occultation event times, 11 November 1992 - 12 September 2002.
- Lunar occultation of Saturn, 16 April 2002.
- Lunar occultation of Jupiter, 23 February 2002.
- Lunar occultation of Saturn, 03 November 2001.
- Occultation by Titan of 28 Sagittarii, 03 July 1989.
- Lunar occultation of Saturn, 02 March 1974.