Handbook Occultation Predictions for 2022

Link to RASC Observer’s Handbook events for North America

Some of the following information repeats what is in other pages on predictions, but this includes expanded information, as well as details on using the Occult program to generate predictions for your own locations.

Main Belt Asteroids

These occultations are described and illustrated (two maps and tables) in this pdf document. It includes several hot links to external Web pages, but links to internal files, the .xml input files
used by the Occult program, are given below. When you open these files with your Web browser, you should get a display that looks like this. The larger files may take a couple of minutes to show this appearance, showing a messed-up display before then. Once the proper view appears,
right-click anywhere on the display, then “Save as” to a directory on your computer; the best directory is the \Asteroid\ subdirectory in your Occult\ directory.

113 North American main belt events to mag. 11.0 here
543 North American main belt events from Steve Preston here
Worldwide main belt events from Steve Preston here

for them, prediction maps and data are available here.
But note that Preston updates and adds many events every two weeks, so they are comprehensive
only for the next two months. Occult Watcher, described in the .pdf document, is
the best way to find out about updated upcoming events near your location.

Near Earth Asteroids

Predictions for these challenging events are presented on the IOTA Campaigns page.