Grazing Occultation Events in North America
Interactive Maps for Lunar Grazing
United States/S. Canada/N. Mexico
visitors starting 31 Dec 2007
May, early June 2013
ALL TIMES UT UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
All Graze Predictions created using Dave Herald's OCCULT v.4 software.
Interactive Maps of Event Paths
Included Time File gives times along the graze path.
Email me for Profiles for specific longitude positions and elevations along the path.
Use the Offsets on the maps to adjust location based on the Profile.
At the links below, you will be directed to Google Maps of the event.
This is an interactive map allowing you to zoom in on your location and find road intersections at which observing stations can be located.
I appreciate the help of Derek Breit and Kiwi Geoff Hitchcox in getting these pages published.
New Procedures to Report Total and Grazing Lunar Occultations
The International Occultation Timing Association (IOTA) analyzes lunar occultation observations and is now the world clearinghouse for such observations,
having taken over this role from the International Lunar Occultation Centre (ILOC), which closed in March 2009.
Because of this, new procedures have been established to aid observers in reporting their observations.
Two new ways (in addition to using OCCULT4 directly and LOW - Lunar Occultation Workbench) are now available to report lunar occultations.
Dave Herald has written a stand-alone application called LunarReport which looks very much like the module used in OCCULT4 to enter observations.
It is a small file (200k zipfile) that is a good alternative for those not wanting to download the full Occult program.
The second, much less desirable method, uses an Excel Report Form similar to the Form in widespread use in the reporting of Asteroidal Occultations.
If you use this Form, be aware that your results will be converted to an Occult readable format
and you will not be provided with feedback other than to see the results once they are published in Occult.
***It is preferred that all observers enter their observations in the OCCULT program.***
***If that program is not available, then use the stand-alone application provided by Dave Herald in the table below.***
As a LAST resort, you may use the Excel Report Form.
FIRST TIME OBSERVERS or those who have questions about filling in these Forms
should ASK THEIR COORDINATOR for help.
In North America, observers should contact Derek Breit with any questions they have.
He is more than willing to help observers through that first filing session.
Check this out! http://www.poyntsource.com/New/LunarOccTiming.htm
Send all North American Total Occultation Reports to Derek Breit
Reports should be created using the following tools.
They are listed in the preferred order.
(PLEASE use OCCULT when available)
|OCCULT download page|
(updated November 3, 2008)
PLEASE, use this Form ONLY when the other two options are not available
|LOW download page|
For these events, additional details can be found using Occult4
OR by emailing Brad Timerson directly for specific times and profiles.
Be SURE to include expected observing site location (especially longitude) and elevation.
Google Map for ZC 2303
|Special Request Events|
Important Request for U.S. Observers of Grazing Occultations
Missing Graze Reports: 1974-1985 (46 kb Excel file)
Please help Dave Gault and Dave Herald fill in data for these Missing Graze Reports.
Check this file to see if you have Graze Reports that have not been properly filed.