Major Planet Occultation Predictions

Each year IOTA provides predictions for the circumstances of stellar occultations by the major planets and their satellites. Observers may view the circumstances of these occultations by downloading the occelmnt file below and reviewing the file with the program Occult. The predictions below have been provided by Dave Herald. You can download the Occult data file for these events : download Occult file for 2020 events

2020 Occultations by Major planets and their satellites   

     Date       U.T.    Diameter   Durn  Star  Mag-Drop Elon  %      Star         d     Planet             Min          Moon   § ◉    R.A. (J2000)  Dec.     
   y   m  d    h   m     km   "   sec/m   mag   V    R     o Ill     No.               No Name              D   Error Dist ill  ☾    h  m   s      o  '   "  
2020 Jan  2    4 38.4 12244 13.28   260s  8.3  .00        34  82 HIP 104863         P2M00 Venus            201°- 238°    0   0      21 14 31.551 -17 54 16.66         0
2020 Feb 11    1  5.2 12244 16.50   339s  8.8  .00        42  70 TYC    2-00335-1   P2M00 Venus            257°- 296°    0   0       0 13 15.016   1  7 59.80         1
2020 Feb 11    8 49.3 12244 16.55   340s  6.9  .00        42  70 HIP 1169           P2M00 Venus            141°- 180°    0   0       0 14 36.585   1 17 48.39         2
2020 Feb 19    1 38.8  1436 0.183  45.4s 12.3  .46        33     UCAC4 346-186583   P6M08 Iapetus (VIII)   0.06 ±0.06    0   0      19 55 19.484 -20 49 13.27         3
2020 Mar  1    1 29.0 12244 19.01   409s  8.4  .00        44  63 UCAC4 504-002322   P2M00 Venus            251°- 291°    0   0       1 31 51.988  10 47 45.15         4

2020 Mar  1   10 38.3 12244 19.05   410s  9.0  .00        44  63 TYC  624-00260-1   P2M00 Venus            114°- 154°    0   0       1 33 25.476  10 58 55.71         5
2020 Mar  6    3 39.5  1436 0.186  50.6s 13.8  .26        48     UCAC4 348-186259   P6M08 Iapetus (VIII)   0.80 ±0.06    0   0      20  1 29.636 -20 30 26.61         6
2020 Mar  6   18 29.4  6787 5.620   195s  9.4  .00        64  90 UCAC4 334-192855   P4M00 Mars             292°- 355°    0   0      18 56 50.986 -23 18  1.69         7
2020 Mar 10   12 20.5 12244 20.63   460s  7.4  .00        45  59 HIP 10143          P2M00 Venus             87°- 129°    0   0       2 10 29.445  15  9  5.25         8
2020 Mar 12   20 20.4   283 0.037   8.7s 14.8  0.8        54     UCAC4 349-181753   P6M07 Hyperion (VII)   1.07 ±0.06    0   0      20  4 25.869 -20 22 41.95         9

2020 Mar 18    5 59.2  1158 0.077  43.3s 13.9  1.1        36     UCAC4 513-003390   P7M01 Ariel (I)        0.90 ±0.12    0   0       2  8 20.118  12 29  5.63        10
2020 Mar 21    2 31.2  1436 0.189  55.3s 11.5  1.2        61     UCAC4 349-182061   P6M08 Iapetus (VIII)   0.76 ±0.06    0   0      20  6 49.629 -20 15 11.52        11
2020 Mar 23   13 30.4 12244 23.47   564s  7.3  .00        46  52 HIP 14203          P2M00 Venus             69°- 112°    0   0       3  3  9.593  20 20 10.31        12
2020 Mar 24   10 28.8 12244 23.67   573s  8.4  .00        46  51 TYC 1231-01670-1 W P2M00 Venus            114°- 157°    0   0       3  6 38.573  20 38 21.02        13
2020 Mar 30   12  7.2 12244 25.34   645s  8.1  .00        46  48 UCAC4 563-007377 V P2M00 Venus             89°- 132°    0   0       3 30 29.725  22 35 51.65        14

2020 Apr 14    9 28.7  6787 6.906   239s  9.6  .00        75  87 TYC 6352-00344-1   P4M00 Mars              57°- 128°    0   0      20 50 35.665 -18 58 54.58        15
2020 Apr 15   12 42.5  6787 6.952   240s  9.4  .00        75  87 HIP 103138         P4M00 Mars               9°-  79°    0   0      20 53 49.636 -18 47 23.40        16
2020 Apr 23   16 39.2 12244 35.09  23.4m  8.2  .00        41  31 UCAC4 587-013735   P2M00 Venus             20°-  61°    0   0       4 52 53.032  27 18 50.72        17
2020 May  4    7 23.7  6787 7.772   271s  9.0  .00        81  86 HIP 107478       V P4M00 Mars              83°- 158°    0   0      21 46  9.333 -15 14 41.00        18
2020 May  7   11  4.1  6787 7.923   277s  9.0  .00        82  86 TYC 5801-00650-1   P4M00 Mars              27°- 103°    0   0      21 54 42.367 -14 35  7.57        19

2020 May 22    6 35.3  1436 0.209   200s 13.5  .24       120     UCAC4 351-185818   P6M08 Iapetus (VIII)   1.01 ±0.05    0   0      20 14 55.062 -19 56 34.45        20
2020 Jun  4    5  8.9  1169 0.078  34.4s  9.8  5.4        36     UCAC4 520-003948   P7M02 Umbriel (II)     0.51 ±0.12    0   0       2 24 51.949  13 53 20.48        21
2020 Jun  6   18 60.0  2376 0.099   132s 13.0  1.6       142 100 UCAC4 340-192403   P9M00 Pluto            206°- 345°    0   0      19 45 33.908 -22 10 19.13        22
2020 Jun  8   17 27.0  6787 9.768   360s  8.2  .00        91  85 UCAC4 414-143610   P4M00 Mars             280°-   8°    0   0      23 18  3.760 - 7 18 20.08        23
2020 Jun 23    7 29.3   397 0.060  13.1s 14.6  .24       152     UCAC4 349-182446   P6M01 Mimas (I)        0.54 ±0.05    0   0      20 10  0.315 -20 16 43.74        24

2020 Jun 29   19 11.8  6787 11.34   453s  6.4  .00        98  84 HIP 635          V P4M00 Mars             246°- 343°    0   0       0  7 44.148 - 2 32 55.21        25
2020 Jul  8   18  8.8 12244 38.45  34.9m  7.7  .00        39  26 HIP 20899        V P2M00 Venus            318°- 359°    0   0       4 28 48.453  17 17  7.11        26
2020 Jul 11   18 27.0142984 47.60   148m  7.4  .00       177 100 HIP 96488          P5M00 Jupiter          177°- 355°    0   0   ◉  19 36 54.828 -21 54  9.95        27
2020 Jul 30   20 38.8   283 0.043  12.3s 14.2  0.9       169     UCAC4 346-187026   P6M07 Hyperion (VII)   0.31 ±0.05    0   0      19 58 49.365 -20 53 30.16        28
2020 Aug  8    4 18.4 12244 25.19   660s  8.6  .00        46  47 HIP 28495          P2M00 Venus            158°- 207°    0   0       6  0 54.530  19 48 50.53        29

2020 Aug 12   20 13.3 12244 23.91   600s  8.8  .00        46  50 TYC 1323-01436-1 V P2M00 Venus            280°- 328°    0   0       6 19 28.765  20  2  9.48        30
2020 Aug 18   19 28.3   283 0.043  13.7s 13.9  1.0       150     UCAC4 345-192899   P6M07 Hyperion (VII)   0.24 ±0.05    0   0      19 53 40.743 -21 10  2.22        31
2020 Aug 22   20 56.4 12244 21.53   506s  8.0  .00        46  55 HIP 33861          P2M00 Venus            270°- 317°    0   0       7  1 46.084  20  3 17.30        32
2020 Sep  6    6 32.5 12244 18.88   416s  8.8  .00        44  62 HIP 39644          P2M00 Venus            128°- 171°    0   0       8  6  4.148  18 44 47.03        33
2020 Sep  7   16 34.8 12244 18.65   409s  8.7  .00        44  62 HIP 40187        D P2M00 Venus            337°-  21°    0   0       8 12 31.820  18 30 59.97        34

2020 Sep 10    4 40.8  6787 20.25   903m  9.9  .00       140  94 TYC   35-00187-1   P4M00 Mars              58°- 199°    0   0       1 49 33.782   6 45 10.04        35
2020 Sep 21    3 17.0   472 0.034  24.0s 13.4  3.2       139     UCAC4 522-004081   P7M05 Miranda (V)      1.19 ±0.11    0   0       2 30 28.847  14 19 36.38        36
2020 Sep 21    8 24.3  1169 0.085  68.3s 13.4  1.8       139     UCAC4 522-004081   P7M02 Umbriel (II)     0.59 ±0.11    0   0       2 30 28.847  14 19 36.38        37
2020 Sep 30    4 31.0   283 0.040  70.4s 12.3  2.4       108     UCAC4 343-195496   P6M07 Hyperion (VII)   0.12 ±0.05    0   0      19 48 10.649 -21 27  3.47        38
2020 Oct  6    3 23.1  6787 22.54  29.1m  9.7  .00       169 100 TYC   34-00902-1   P4M00 Mars              47°- 216°    0   0       1 31 15.391   5 49 42.11        39

2020 Oct  7   19 59.3  6787 22.54  28.4m  9.3  .00       172 100 UCAC4 479-002085   P4M00 Mars             156°- 327°    0   0       1 29 10.725   5 42 26.15        40
2020 Dec 21    6 45.3142984 33.28  60.6m  7.4  .00        30 100 HIP 99314          P5M00 Jupiter          168°- 201°    0   0   ◉  20  9 33.497 -20 35 38.73        41

2021 Events with Major Planets / Moons

There are only two observable events in 2021: