The Moon: Lunar Occultation of the Planets

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Lunar Occultation of Planets for 2006

Lunar occultations occur when the Moon passes in front of a celestial object such as a planet or star. The following table shows lunar occultations of the planets for 2006:

Date Planets Visibility Moon
9 Nov 2006 Jupiter N. America 11%
10 Nov 2006 Venus S. Asia, Australia 8%
11 Nov 2006 Mars E. Africa, Australia 3%
7 Dec 2006 Jupiter N. America, W. Africa 26%


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