2023 Occultations by Major Planets and their Satellites - Updated 2023 Sept. 9

These occultations are described and illustrated (in 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.

As noted in the .pdf document, the brightest occultation by a major 
planet visible from N. America in 2023 will occur in Maine and the 
Canadian Atlantic Provinces on Sept. 22, around 7:20 UT, but at very 
low altitude. The occultation will be higher for observers in parts
of eastern Brazil and the Azores; details can be found here

For 2023:
Worldwide major planet and satellites events from Dave Herald, 237 events
A list of all of these events is here.

Worldwide main belt events from Steve Preston, including the major planet and satellite events
 - for the asteroidals, prediction maps and data are available at https://www.asteroidoccultation.com/.
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.

Pages for maps and predictions of occultations by special classes of 
asteroids can be reached by clicking on the links below:

Brighter stars occulted by Main-Belt Asteroids

These other pages below will be posted soon, probably on Jan. 5, 6, or 7, but the distant objects 
will likely not be until February.

Near-Earth asteroids (NEAs)
Selected Special Main-Belt Asteroids
Trojan Asteroids (Lucy targets are emphasized) 
Distant objects (Comet SW1, Centaurs, TNOs, and some satellites)

David and Joan Dunham, 2023 January 6; updated 2023 Sept. 9
e-mail:  dunham@starpower.net
cell phone:  301-526-5590