2015 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 reappear on the dark side (RD), and disappearance on the bright side (DB). Observing disappearances and reappearance of stars on the bright side are difficult, and accuracies in timing these events are not reliable.

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.

If there are no predications with the accompanying map of coverage, it is because it is either a daytime event, or in sparsely located regions where cities in the Occult database do not exist

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

  • Cyan - the curves of Occultation D or R at moonrise or moonset
  • White continuous line - the northern and southern occultation limits (graze paths), with the event occurring in nighttime
  • Blue continuous line - occultation limits, event in twilight
  • Red dotted line - occultation limits, event in daylight

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.

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DATE STAR COMMON
NAME
MAG PH % ILL AREA







26 Dec 14 ZC3269 θ Aqr 4.2 DD 24+ ne Asia
30 Dec 14 ZC257 ο Psc 4.3 DD 66+ w USA, w Canada, Alaska
02 Jan 15 ZC648 δ1 Tau 3.8 DD 91+ s USA, Mexico, Central America, nw South America
02 Jan 15 ZC653 δ2 Tau 4.8 DD 91+ USA, Central America, Mexico
03 Jan 15 ZC764 104 Tau 4.9 DD 95+ n South America
07 Jan 15 ZC1341 α Cnc 4.3 RD 94- ne Asia, Alaska, nw Canada
08 Jan 15 ZC1409 ξ Leo 5.0 RD 91- s South America
08 Jan 15 ZC1428 ο Leo 3.5 RD 90- Hawaii
08 Jan 15 ZC1468 π Leo 4.7 RD 87- Europe, Middle East, Asia
16 Jan 15 ZC2361 χ Oph 4.2 RD 17- ne Asia
17 Jan 15 ZC2399 24 Oph 4.9 RD 15- sw Africa
26 Jan 15 ZC257 ο Psc 4.3 DD 43+ s Asia
29 Jan 15 ZC648 δ1 Tau 3.8 DD 73+ Indonesia
29 Jan 15 ZC653 δ2 Tau 4.8 DD 73+ Indonesia
29 Jan 15 ZC658 68 Tau 4.3 DD 74+ Indonesia, Australia
30 Jan 15 ZC832 119 Tau 4.3 DD 84+ e central Africa, s Middle East, s India
01 Feb 15 ZC1106 λ Gem 3.6 DD 95+ Europe, Asia
06 Feb 15 ZC1599 58 Leo 4.8 RD 94- Hawaii
10 Feb 15 ZC2033 κ Vir 4.2 RD 64- Australia
25 Feb 15 ZC648 δ1 Tau 3.8 DD 50+ e central Africa, Madagascar
25 Feb 15 ZC653 δ2 Tau 4.8 DD 50+ central Africa, n Madagascar
25 Feb 15 ZC667 75 Tau 5.0 DD 51+ n Europe, n Asia
25 Feb 15 ZC692 α Tau 0.9 DD 53+ Scandinavia
26 Feb 15 ZC806 111 Tau 5.0 DD 62+ Scandinavia, nw Asia
01 Mar 15 ZC1106 λ Gem 3.6 DD 81+ w Europe, w Africa, e Canada, e USA
03 Mar 15 ZC1341 α Cnc 4.3 DD 94+ n Canada, e Europe, Scandinavia
09 Mar 15 ZC2033 κ Vir 4.2 RD 85- s Africa
11 Mar 15 ZC2223 γ Lib 3.9 RD 71- e Australia
11 Mar 15 ZC2271 θ Lib 4.1 RD 68- Middle East, w Asia
12 Mar 15 ZC2372 π Oph 4.3 RD 61- s Australia
12 Mar 15 ZC2399 24 Oph 4.9 RD 59- s Asia, Indonesia
25 Mar 15 ZC667 75 Tau 5.0 DD 28+ Canada
25 Mar 15 ZC692 α Tau 0.9 DD 29+ Alaska
26 Mar 15 ZC806 111 Tau 5.0 DD 38+ Canada, n USA
26 Mar 15 ZC832 119 Tau 4.3 DD 40+ Polynesia
28 Mar 15 ZC1096 51 Gem 5.0 DD 59+ Canada, n USA
28 Mar 15 ZC1106 λ Gem 3.6 DD 60+ Hawaii
30 Mar 15 ZC1341 α Cnc 4.3 DD 78+ Alaska, nw Canada
31 Mar 15 ZC1428 ο Leo 3.5 DD 85+ Hawaii
31 Mar 15 ZC1468 π Leo 4.7 DD 87+ s central Asia
02 Apr 15 ZC1599 58 Leo 4.8 DD 94+ w central Africa
08 Apr 15 ZC2372 π Oph 4.3 RD 82- s Africa
09 Apr 15 ZC2399 24 Oph 4.9 RD 80- w central Africa
12 Apr 15 ZC2826 ρ Sgr 3.9 RD 52- w Asia
13 Apr 15 ZC2969 β Cap 3.1 RD 40- e central Africa, Madagascar
15 Apr 15 ZC3269 θ Aqr 4.2 DD 19- w Africa, s Middle East
21 Apr 15 ZC667 75 Tau 5.0 DD 10+ n central Asia
21 Apr 15 ZC692 α Tau 0.9 DD 11+ n central Asia
22 Apr 15 ZC806 111 Tau 5.0 DD 18+ e central Asia
22 Apr 15 ZC832 119 Tau 4.3 DD 19+ s Africa
24 Apr 15 ZC1096 51 Gem 5.0 DD 36+ ne Asia
24 Apr 15 ZC1106 λ Gem 3.6 DD 37+ sw Asia
26 Apr 15 ZC1341 α Cnc 4.3 DD 57+ central Asia
27 Apr 15 ZC1409 χ Leo 5.0 DD 63+ e Australia, New Zealand
27 Apr 15 ZC1428 ο Leo 3.5 DD 65+ nw Australia, se Asia
28 Apr 15 ZC1468 π Leo 4.7 DD 69+ w Africa, sw Europe
29 Apr 15 ZC1599 58 Leo 4.8 DD 79+ Hawaii
06 May 15 ZC2399 24 Sco 4.9 RD 95- nw South America
10 May 15 ZC2969 β Cap 3.1 RD 63- n South America
12 May 15 ZC3269 θ Aqr 4.2 RD 39- n South America
22 May 15 ZC1106 λ Gem 3.6 DD 17+ e USA, Canada, Cuba
24 May 15 ZC1409 χ Leo 5.0 DD 40+ s Africa
24 May 15 ZC1428 ο Leo 3.5 DD 42+ w Africa
25 May 15 ZC1468 π Leo 4.7 DD 46+ Hawaii
26 May 15 ZC1599 58 Leo 4.8 DD 59+ se Asia
05 Jun 15 ZC2826 ρ Sgr 3.9 RD 91- Hawaii
06 Jun 15 ZC2969 β Cap 3.1 RD 83- Polynesia
08 Jun 15 ZC3269 θ Cap 4.2 RD 62- Polynesia
21 Jun 15 ZC1428 ο Leo 3.5 DD 21+ Hawaii
27 Jun 15 ZC2033 κ Vir 4.2 DD 75+ s South America
30 Jun 15 ZC2399 24 Sco 4.9 DD 95+ w central Africa, e central South America
05 Jul 15 ZC3269 θ Aqr 4.2 RD 82- w Australia, Indonesia
09 Jul 15 ZC257 ο Psc 4.3 RD 40- New Zealand
26 Jul 15 ZC2271 θ Lib 4.1 DD 72+ w Asia
27 Jul 15 ZC2372 φ Oph 4.3 DD 78+ s South America
27 Jul 15 ZC2399 24 Sco 4.9 DD 80+ Hawaii
08 Aug 15 ZC648 δ1 Tau 3.8 RD 32- New Zealand
08 Aug 15 ZC658 68 Tau 4.3 RD 31- New Zealand
08 Aug 15 ZC667 75 Tau 5.0 RD 31- w central Asia
08 Aug 15 ZC677 SAO93975 4.8 RD 31- central Asia
08 Aug 15 ZC692 α Tau 0.9 RD 30- w Asia, e Europe
09 Aug 15 ZC806 111 Tau 5.0 RD 21- nw Asia
19 Aug 15 ZC1891 θ Vir 4.4 DD 19+ w Australia
22 Aug 15 ZC2223 γ Lib 3.9 DD 47+ Australia
22 Aug 15 ZC2271 θ Lib 4.1 DD 50+ w Europe
23 Aug 15 ZC2399 24 Sco 4.9 DD 59+ ne Africa, Middle East
26 Aug 15 ZC2826 ρ Sgr 3.9 DD 86+ Asia
01 Sep 15 ZC219 μ Psc 4.8 RD 86- Europe
02 Sep 15 ZC257 ο Psc 4.3 RD 83- s South America
04 Sep 15 ZC635 γ Tau 3.7 RD 55- e Europe, nw Asia
05 Sep 15 ZC667 75 Tau 5.0 RD 53- Europe, n Africa
05 Sep 15 ZC669 θ1 Tau 3.8 RD 53- n Europe
05 Sep 15 ZC671 θ2 Tau 3.4 RD 53- n Europe
05 Sep 15 ZC677 SAO93975 4.8 RD 53- Europe
05 Sep 15 ZC692 α Tau 0.9 RD 52- ne USA
05 Sep 15 ZC764 104 Tau 4.9 RD 46- se Australia
06 Sep 15 ZC806 111 Tau 5.0 RD 42- Europe
08 Sep 15 ZC1106 λ Gem 3.6 RD 22- w Europe
26 Sep 15 ZC3269 θ Aqr 4.2 DD 93+ central South America, w central Africa
02 Oct 15 ZC635 γ Tau 3.7 RD 77- Canada, nw USA
02 Oct 15 ZC667 75 Tau 5.0 RD 75- USA, w Canada
02 Oct 15 ZC669 θ1 Tau 3.8 RD 75- nw Canada, Alaska
02 Oct 15 ZC677 SAO93975 4.8 RD 75- nw Canada, Alaska
02 Oct 15 ZC692 α Tau 0.9 RD 74- Alaska
03 Oct 15 ZC806 111 Tau 5.0 RD 65- USA, Canada
05 Oct 15 ZC1106 λ Gem 3.6 RD 44- w USA, w Canada, Alaska
08 Oct 15 ZC1428 ο Leo 3.5 RD 18- e Canada
21 Oct 15 ZC2969 β Cap 3.1 DD 56+ Polynesia
23 Oct 15 ZC3269 θ Aqr 4.2 DD 78+ Australia, Polynesia
29 Oct 15 ZC635 γ Tau 3.7 RD 93- n Asia
29 Oct 15 ZC648 δ1 Tau 3.8 RD 93- Australia
29 Oct 15 ZC667 75 Tau 5.0 RD 92- Middle East, central Asia
29 Oct 15 ZC669 θ1 Tau 3.8 RD 92- Europe, n Asia
29 Oct 15 ZC671 θ2 Tau 3.4 RD 92- n Europe, n Asia
29 Oct 15 ZC677 SAO93975 4.8 RD 92- Europe, n Asia
29 Oct 15 ZC692 α Tau 0.9 RD 91- Europe, n Africa, w Asia
30 Oct 15 ZC806 111 Tau 5.0 RD 85- w Europe, n Asia
30 Oct 15 ZC832 119 Tau 4.3 RD 84- s Africa
01 Nov 15 ZC1106 λ Gem 3.6 RD 67- n Asia
04 Nov 15 ZC1409 χ Leo 5.0 RD 41- Mexico, Central America
04 Nov 15 ZC1428 ο Leo 3.5 RD 39- Alaska
16 Nov 15 ZC2826 ρ Sgr 3.9 DD 22+ s central Asia
17 Nov 15 ZC2969 β Cap 3.1 DD 32+ Madagascar
19 Nov 15 ZC3269 θ Aqr 4.2 DD 55+ s Africa, Madagascar
23 Nov 15 ZC219 μ Psc 4.8 DD 90+ n Canada, Alaska
23 Nov 15 ZC257 ο Psc 4.3 DD 92+ se Australia
29 Nov 15 ZC1106 λ Gem 3.6 RD 87- n Canada, Greenland
01 Dec 15 ZC1409 χ Leo 5.0 RD 65- se Asia
04 Dec 15 ZC1663 τ Leo 5.0 RD 41- w Africa
04 Dec 15 ZC1712 β Vir 3.6 RD 37- e Australia
06 Dec 15 ZC1891 θ Vir 4.4 RD 22- Mexico, Central America
16 Dec 15 ZC3269 θ Aqr 4.2 DD 32+ s South America
20 Dec 15 ZC219 μ Psc 4.8 DD 71+ ne Asia
23 Dec 15 ZC648 δ1 Tau 3.8 DD 95+ Australia
29 Dec 15 ZC1409 χ Leo 5.0 RD 85- Europe, e Canada
31 Dec 15 ZC1663 τ Leo 5.0 RD 65- Hawaii

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