2024 BRIGHT STAR OCCULTATIONS


All times given in these predictions are in Universal Time. Predictions included both disappearance and reappearance times, although depending on the phase of the moon, one or the other may not be possible to observe at the instant of the event. When Moon % is "+" (waxing), the star will disappear on the dark side (DD), and reappearance is on the bright side (RB); when the Moon % is "-" (waning), the star will disappear on the bright side (DB), and reappear on the dark side (RD). Observing disappearances and reappearance of stars on the bright side are difficult, and accuracies in timing these events are not reliable, even though they are given in the predictions.

Observers are encouraged to download and install the Occult4 software program to generate predictions for their own particular site coordinates. Occult will generate stars fainter than what are shown here, which can be suited to the size of your telescope. The Occult software includes a tutorial on getting it set up for your location and how to generate your first set of predictions. A PDF file written by David Dunham about the Occult predictions and software can also give added information.

The world map is a Mercator projection showing the basic circumstances of an occultation:

Where a line represent a feature of the event is located in the polar regions, remember that the Mercator projection gives rise to serious distortions in polar regions.

Predictions and world path maps were generated using Occult v4.2023.x.x

Note: Cities will be prefixed with their 2 letter country code. Those for the United States will also include the 2 letter state code after the city. For a complete listing of the 2 letter country codes used in the predictions please download this PDF file for reference.

How to convert the predicted time to your site location time using the A/B factor shown in the predictions

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DATE STAR NAME MAG PH % ILL GENERAL AREA







07 Dec 2023 ZC1772 η Vir 3.9m RD 32- Europe, Middle East, w Asia
03 Jan 2024 ZC1772 η Vir 3.9m RD 56- sw USA, Mexico, Central America
08 Jan 2024 ZC2366 α Sco 1.1m RD 10- USA, Mexico, Central America, nw South America
08 Jan 2024 ZC2349 σ Sco 2.9m RD 11- e USA, Central America, Cuba, Caribbean
20 Jan 2024 ZC560 27 Tau 3.6m DD 75+ s Indonesia, nw Australia
27 Jan 2024 ZC1484 η Leo 3.5m RD 96- sw Australia
30 Jan 2024 ZC1772 η Vir 3.9m RD 79- se Asia, Indonesia, w Australia







04 Feb 2024 ZC2349 σ Sco 2.9m RD 31- se Asia, Indonesia
05 Feb 2024 ZC2366 α Sco 1.1m RD 29- central Asia
16 Feb 2024 ZC537 17 Tau 3.7m DD 52+ southern Africa
16 Feb 2024 ZC552 η Tau 2.9m DD 52+ sw Africa
16 Feb 2024 ZC560 27 Tau 3.6m DD 52+ w central Africa
27 Feb 2024 ZC1772 η Vir 3.9m RD 94- e South America, southern Africa







03 Mar 2024 ZC2366 α Sco 1.1m RD 53- se USA, Mexico, Caribbean, n South America
15 Mar 2024 ZC552 η Tau 2.9m DD 29+ Hawaii







11 Apr 2024 ZC552 η Tau 2.9m DD 11+ s India
11 Apr 2024 ZC560 27 Tau 3.6m DD 11+ sw Middle East, w India
20 Apr 2024 ZC1712 β Vir 3.6m DD 91+ w Europe, e Asia
21 Apr 2024 ZC1772 η Vir 3.9m DD 95+ w Indonesia, w Australia
26 Apr 2024 ZC2366 α Sco 1.1m RD 92- Middle East, s India, Indonesia







10 May 2024 ZC810 β Tau 1.7m DD 8+ se Africa, Madagascar
18 May 2024 ZC1712 β Vir 3.6m DD 75+ USA, Canada
24 May 2024 ZC2366 α Sco 1.1m RD 99- se USA, Caribbean, Central America, w Africa
26 May 2024 ZC2784 τ Sag 3.3m RD 88- Australia







14 Jun 2024 ZC1712 β Vir 3.6m DD 53+ e Asia
16 Jun 2024 ZC1925 α Vir 1.0m DD 73+ w Asia







11 Jul 2024 ZC1712 β Vir 3.6m DD 31+ w Africa, ne South America
14 Jul 2024 ZC1925 α Vir 1.0m DD 52+ Canada, USA, Mexico, Central America
17 Jul 2024 ZC2366 α Sco 1.1m DD 85+ southern Africa, Madagascar
20 Jul 2024 ZC2784 τ Sag 3.3m DD 98+ e Australia, n New Zealand
29 Jul 2024 ZC552 η Tau 2.9m RD 30- Indonesia
29 Jul 2024 ZC560 27 Tau 3.6m RD 30- se Asia
29 Jul 2024 ZC537 17 Tau 3.7m RD 31- Indonesia, w Australia
29 Jul 2024 ZC541 20 Tau 3.9m RD 31- Indonesia, w Australia







10 Aug 2024 ZC1925 α Vir 1.0m DD 29+ e Asia, Indonesia
14 Aug 2024 ZC2349 σ Sco 2.9m DD 64+ s South America
16 Aug 2024 ZC2784 τ Sag 3.3m DD 88+ southern Africa, Madagascar
26 Aug 2024 ZC560 27 Tau 3.6m RD 52- nw Africa, e Europe
26 Aug 2024 ZC537 17 Tau 3.7m RD 53- central Africa, Middle East
26 Aug 2024 ZC541 20 Tau 3.9m RD 53- central Africa
26 Aug 2024 ZC552 η Tau 2.9m RD 53- n central Africa
27 Aug 2024 ZC810 β Tau 1.7m DD 35- Indonesia, nw Australia
29 Aug 2024 ZC1122 ι Gem 3.8m RD 16- e Australia







06 Sep 2024 ZC1925 α Vir 1.0m DD 11+ w central Africa, ne USA, e Canada
22 Sep 2024 ZC552 η Tau 2.9m RD 74- wUSA, Hawaii
22 Sep 2024 ZC560 27 Tau 3.6m RD 74- w USA, Hawaii
22 Sep 2024 ZC537 17 Tau 3.7m RD 75- USA, Mexico, Central America
22 Sep 2024 ZC541 20 Tau 3.9m RD 75- s USA, Mexico, Central America
24 Sep 2024 ZC810 β Tau 1.7m RD 57- central Africa, Middle East
26 Sep 2024 ZC1122 ι Gem 3.8m RD 36- southern Africa, Madagascar







10 Oct 2024 ZC2784 τ Sag 3.3m DD 48+ nw Australia, Indonesia
19 Oct 2024 ZC560 27 Tau 3.6m RD 91- nw Africa, Middle East, central Asia
19 Oct 2024 ZC537 17 Tau 3.7m RD 92- s Asia
19 Oct 2024 ZC541 20 Tau 3.9m RD 92- s Asia, Madagascar
19 Oct 2024 ZC552 η Tau 2.9m RD 92- w central Africa, Middle East, central Asia
21 Oct 2024 ZC810 β Tau 1.7m RD 79- Mexico, Central America, s Texas, s FLorida
29 Oct 2024 ZC1712 β Vir 3.6m RD 11- e central Asia







17 Nov 2024 ZC810 β Tau 1.7m RD 94- sw Africa, Madagascar, s India
25 Nov 2024 ZC1712 β Vir 3.6m RD 29- nw Africa
27 Nov 2024 ZC1925 α Vir 1.0m RD 13- eastern half USA, eastern half Canada







06 Dec 2024 ZC3171 γ Cap 3.7m DD 30+ SW Africa
06 Dec 2024 ZC3190 δ Cap 2.9m DD 32+ s South America
13 Dec 2024 ZC537 17 Tau 3.7m DD 96+ s Middle East, s Asia
13 Dec 2024 ZC541 20 Tau 3.9m DD 96+ s Asia, Indonesia
13 Dec 2024 ZC552 η Tau 2.9m DD 96+ MIDDLE EAST, Central Asia
13 Dec 2024 ZC560 27 Tau 3.6m DD 96+ Middle East, central Asia
22 Dec 2024 ZC1712 β Vir 3.6m RD 53- Hawaii
24 Dec 2024 ZC1925 α Vir 1.0m RD 32- e Asia
28 Dec 2024 ZC2366 α Sco 1.1m RD 6- s South America

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