Mutual occultations of the satellites of Jupiter in 2014

All instants are given in UT.

1o2 means that satellite I occults satellite II, etc.

"Start" is the instant of first exterior contact, or the beginning of the occultation. "End" is the instant of last contact. These times are given in hours, minutes and seconds.

Column "Magn." gives the magnitude of the occultation in %, that is, the fraction of the diameter of the second satellite that is occulted by the first satellite at maximum phase. 'T' means that the satellite is totally occulted, while 'A' means an annular occultation; in the latter case, the first satellite is projected entirely on the second satellite.

Column "Dur." gives the duration of the total or annular phase, in seconds.

IMPORTANT : Not all these events are visible from a given place!

Date
2014
Satel.Start
h m s
End
h m s
Magn.
%
Dur.
s
Oct 62o420 36 2820 43 3629
154o307 04 5807 08 57 8
154o213 21 2213 26 1533
212o302 01 0002 04 24 6
242o405 08 2205 11 5414
241o408 24 3108 30 13A 7545
282o305 31 4205 39 5638
291o307 22 2907 26 1412
Nov 13o108 11 4108 15 0927
14o111 49 0711 54 2231
24o105 53 1206 11 5483
24o113 36 0613 51 45T123
34o312 51 4313 06 1736
42o309 04 1909 14 31A 59128
51o310 19 0410 24 2134
83o110 57 4511 02 4862
91o202 57 0202 58 4713
93o409 27 4409 33 4019
102o414 40 2614 46 0144
101o417 43 5417 49 1130
112o312 37 1312 48 11A 59125
121o313 09 0213 14 4856
121o216 02 2416 04 4927
153o113 44 1813 50 1694
161o205 07 2905 10 1940
182o316 11 1616 22 0343
194o303 02 0803 09 1236
194o207 34 2807 41 1495
191o315 53 5415 59 41A 6958
191o218 12 1718 15 2452
223o116 31 2316 37 58T72
233o203 25 3203 27 126See Note 1
252o319 46 4719 56 2524
261o318 34 2718 39 57A 6932
272o422 03 5722 13 45A 65121
283o414 50 5915 08 5074
293o119 20 0419 27 12T49
303o206 29 0606 33 2848See Note 1
Dec 22o323 25 3923 32 299
31o321 11 2421 16 2653
64o207 00 3607 50 1037
63o122 10 5322 18 4290
101o323 45 2023 49 4738
12-132o123 13 09 2 19 3282See Note 2
143o101 06 2701 15 2682
143o118 25 2519 33 43T690. See Note 3
143o120 49 2821 51 52T540. See Note 3
162o110 36 3411 05 3033
162o115 47 3416 16 19A 8642
182o305 34 0506 21 5247
182o318 13 3018 46 5645
192o122 18 2022 37 1319See Note 4
202o105 31 0705 51 2476
213o104 11 0704 22 2780
213o116 27 1716 50 40T240. See Note 5
223o102 05 0702 19 2983
234o315 58 4216 08 0114
232o118 58 5119 15 1369
252o322 55 2223 16 4441
272o108 21 1008 35 0063
283o107 38 3607 56 3886
283o115 12 1915 38 14T286
293o105 23 3605 33 1465
302o121 37 4421 49 5359

Notes

  1. Satellite II itself is eclipsed in Jupiter's shadow.
  2. During the occultation there are two conjunctions between the centres of the two satellites.
    The occultation reaches a first maximum (54%) at 23:44, then a minimum (10%) at 00:46, and a second maximum (82%) at 01:51 when II passes almost entirely in front of I.
    Satellite II leaves satellite I from the same side as that when the occultation started.
  3. Between these two events, the two satellites remain close to each other. The angular separation between the centres reaches a maximum of only 1.7 arcseconds, at 20:12.
  4. The occultation begins when both satellites are in transit over Jupiter. Transit-Emersion of both I and II occurs at 22:25.
  5. Both satellites are in transit over Jupiter.

Data provided by Jean Meeus.

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