Occultations, Eclipses, and Solar Transits of Planets (Mercury or Venus)
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A.D. 2017

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A.D. 2017

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October ** November ** December

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Moon of Earth: Apogee *** Perigee *** Primary Moon Phases: Primary Phases of Moon Defined -- New Moon *** First Quarter *** Full Moon *** Last (or "Third") Quarter

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A.D. 2017

2017 January

Occultations and Eclipses Visible This Month --

* Mon., Jan. 2, 11:00 p.m. EST / Jan. 3, 4:00 UTC - Neptune 0.4 degree south of the Moon; occultation: majority of Southeast Asia, Micronesia, Hawaii, West Coast of North America.

* Tue., Jan. 3, 2:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 UTC - Mars 0.2 degree south of the Moon; occultation: southern tip of India, majority of Southeast Asia, Micronesia.

* Mon., Jan. 9, 10:00 a.m. EST / 15:00 UTC - Star Aldebaran 0.4 degree south of the Moon; occultation: northeastern portion of Africa, Middle East, India, China, Japan.

* Sun., Jan. 15, 12:00 Midnight EST / 5:00 UTC - Star Regulus 0.8 degree north of the Moon; occultation: southern half of South America, Antarctic Peninsula.

* Mon., Jan. 30, 6:00 a.m. EST / 11:00 UTC - Neptune 0.2 degree south of the Moon; occultation: South Atlantic Ocean including Ascension Island, central portion of Africa, Saudi Arabia, India, western portion of China.

2017 February

Occultations and Eclipses Visible This Month --

* Thur., Feb. 2, 9:00 p.m. EST / Feb. 3, 2:00 UTC - Asteroid & Dwarf Planet Ceres 1.0 degree south of the Moon; occultation: Alaska, northern Canada, Greenland, eastern portion of Siberia in Russia.

* Sun., Feb. 5, 5:00 p.m. EST / 22:00 UTC - Star Aldebaran 0.2 degree south of the Moon; occultation: Central America, northern portion of South America, Caribbean Sea, southern portion of Europe, northern portion of Africa, western portion of the Middle East.

* Fri., Feb. 10, 7:33 p.m. EST / Feb. 11, 0:33 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: Full Moon (Snow Moon).

* Fri., Feb. 10, 7:43:52.9 p.m. EST / Feb. 11, 0:43:52.9 UTC - Time of greatest eclipse for Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, dimly visible through most of the world except extreme western Alaska, extreme eastern Asia, Australia, New Zealand and most of the Pacific Ocean.

* Sat., Feb. 11, 9:00 a.m. EST / 14:00 UTC - Star Regulus 0.8 degree north of the Moon; occultation: Australia, New Zealand, Wilkes Land section of Antarctica.

* Sun., Feb. 26, 9:53:24.3 a.m. EST / 14:53:24.3 UTC - Time of greatest eclipse for Annular Solar Eclipse visible in a narrow path from the South Pacific Ocean through Chile, Argentina, South Atlantic Ocean, Angola, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A Partial Solar Eclipse will be visible over a wider area of the eastern portion of the South Pacific Ocean, southern two-thirds of South America, South Atlantic Ocean, southern two-thirds of Africa, and a small portion of Antarctica.
NEVER look directly at a Solar Eclipse or Eclipse of the Sun unless you have the training and proper equipment to do so safely.
SAFE WAY TO VIEW SOLAR ECLIPSE OR ECLIPSE OF THE SUN

* Sun., Feb. 26, 9:58 a.m. EST / 14:58 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: New Moon - Lunation # 1165.

2017 March

Occultations and Eclipses Visible This Month --

* Thur., March 2, 4:00 p.m. EST / 21:00 UTC - Asteroid & Dwarf Planet Ceres 0.8 degree north of the Moon; occultation: southern half of South America, Antarctic Peninsula, British territory of South Georgia Island.

* Sat., March 4, 10:00 p.m. EST / March 5, 3:00 UTC - Star Aldebaran 0.2 degree south of the Moon; occultation: Soloman Islands, Micronesia, Hawaii, North America, Central America, western portion of the Caribbean Sea.

* Fri., March 10, 6:00 p.m. EST / 23:00 UTC - Star Regulus 0.8 degree north of the Moon; occultation: southeastern portion of South America, British territory of South Georgia Island, Norwegian territory of Queen Maud Land on Antarctica, southern tip of South Africa.

* Sun., March 26, 4:00 a.m. EDT / 8:00 UTC - Neptune 0.005 degree north of the Moon; occultation: British territory of Ascension Island, South Africa, northern portion of Madagascar, Yemen, Oman, southwestern portion of Asia.

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