OCCULTATION OF MERCURY 29 DECEMBER 2008

Conditions of visibility and various information, data elaborated with WinOccult (C)



Occultation of Mercury          Magnitude  -0.7
Date   29 december 2008    (monday)

Moon: % illumination  2+, solar elongation 18░

Disappearance
                   U.T.  Sun Moon     CA  PA  WA   a    b
Location         h  m  s Alt Alt Az    o   o   o  m/o  m/o

BANGKOK Thail    1 35 22  24  8 116  69S 106 116 +0.4 -0.1
BEIJING China    2 53 33  24 17 142  25N  21  31 +2.1 +3.5
Changsha Hn Ch   2 10  0  29 17 128  56N  52  62 +2.0 +2.6
Chongqing Chn    2  1 49  23 10 124  59N  54  64 +1.6 +2.5
CHUNG-LI Taiwan  2 20 31  37 26 135  60N  56  65 +2.5 +2.4
Fang Shan Twn    2 12 34  38 27 132  68N  63  73 +2.4 +2.0
Fuzhou Fuj Chn   2 18 36  35 24 133  58N  54  63 +2.4 +2.5
Ganzhou China    2  8 16  31 19 129  61N  57  66 +2.1 +2.4
HANOI Vietnam    1 44 24  25 11 120  83N  78  87 +1.1 +1.4
HARBIN China     3 30 38  21 19 160  17N  12  22 +1.4 +2.6
Hengchun Taiwn   2 12 42  38 27 132  68N  63  73 +2.4 +2.0
HO CHI MINH Vt   1 39 12  31 15 117  67S 108 117 +0.7 -0.3
HONG KONG Ch     1 59  3  32 19 126  71N  67  76 +1.9 +1.9
Hsinchu Taiwan   2 19 43  37 26 134  61N  56  66 +2.5 +2.4
KAGOSHIMA Jpn    3  1 57  35 31 154  46N  42  51 +2.6 +2.5
Kaohsiung Twn    2 12 57  37 26 132  66N  62  71 +2.4 +2.1
KUALA LUMPUR My  1 53 57  35 17 115  21S 154 163 -1.4 -6.2
KUNMING China    1 47  9  21  7 119  75N  70  80 +1.1 +1.7
MAGDAGACHI Sib   3 49 22  13 12 164   1N 357   7 +0.4 +2.5
MANILA Phil Is   2  1 56  43 30 127  88N  83  92 +2.3 +1.0
Nanchang China   2 17 26  31 20 132  53N  49  58 +2.2 +2.7
NANJING China    2 33 45  31 22 138  44N  39  49 +2.4 +3.0
ne Beijing Chn   2 57 35  24 18 143  24N  20  29 +2.1 +3.4
OKHOTSK Siber    4  6 12   5  8 184  19N  15  25 +0.6 +0.6
PENANG Sumatra   1 44 51  30 13 115  34S 140 150 -0.5 -3.0
Qingdao China    2 49 41  29 21 143  34N  30  39 +2.3 +3.2
s Taipei Twn     2 21 26  37 27 135  60N  56  65 +2.5 +2.4
SAPPORO Japan    3 47 46  22 24 178  38N  33  43 +1.6 +1.4
SEOUL S Korea    3  8 51  29 25 154  33N  28  38 +2.2 +2.8
SHANGHAI China   2 37  6  33 24 140  45N  41  50 +2.5 +2.9
SHANGHAI Obs.    2 38  3  33 24 140  45N  40  50 +2.5 +2.9
Shenyang China   3 14  2  25 20 152  22N  18  27 +1.9 +3.0
TAIPEI Taiwan    2 21 39  37 27 135  60N  55  65 +2.5 +2.4
Taiyuan China    2 38 12  24 15 135  32N  28  37 +2.1 +3.4
Tianjin China    2 52 36  25 18 142  27N  23  32 +2.2 +3.4
TOKYO Japan      3 33 10  30 31 172  48N  43  53 +2.3 +1.7
ULAANBAATAR Mn   3  4 30  15  8 137   8N   4  13 +2.2 +4.5
VANINO Siberia   3 54 18  16 18 179  27N  23  33 +1.2 +1.3
VLADIVOSTOK Sb   3 32 25  24 23 165  26N  22  31 +1.6 +2.2
WUHAN China      2  8 29  24 12 126  54N  49  59 +1.8 +2.7
XIAN XIGUAN Ch   2 19  0  23 12 128  44N  40  49 +1.9 +3.1
YAKUTSK Siber    4  4 25   4  5 172  -2N 353   3 -0.3 +0.9
YUNNAN  China    1 47 13  21  7 119  75N  70  80 +1.1 +1.7
Zhengzhou Chn    2 30 18  26 16 134  39N  35  44 +2.2 +3.2

Reappearance
                   U.T.  Sun Moon     CA  PA  WA   a    b
Location         h  m  s Alt Alt Az    o   o   o  m/o  m/o

BANGKOK Thail    2 57 50  39 25 124 -65S 240 249 +2.2 +2.0
BEIJING China    3 59  2  27 24 156 -51N 304 314 +3.0 -0.3
CALCUTTA India   2 52 57  24 10 120 -79S 253 263 +1.2 +1.6
Changsha Hn Ch   3 47 19  38 31 147 -75N 280 290 +3.0 +0.5
Chongqing Chn    3 30 57  34 25 139 -72N 283 293 +2.3 +0.6
CHUNG-LI Taiwan  4 14  0  42 40 161 -88N 267 276 +3.8 +0.6
Fang Shan Twn    4  9 30  45 42 159 -86S 261 270 +3.8 +0.9
Fuzhou Fuj Chn   4  7 36  41 38 158 -84N 271 281 +3.7 +0.5
Ganzhou China    3 52  9  41 35 149 -81N 274 283 +3.3 +0.6
HANOI Vietnam    3 21 34  40 29 133 -88S 263 272 +2.5 +1.2
HARBIN China     4 30  5  20 21 174 -52N 303 313 +3.5 -0.9
Hengchun Taiwn   4  9 46  45 42 159 -86S 261 270 +3.8 +0.9
HO CHI MINH Vt   3  6 47  47 33 127 -60S 235 244 +2.7 +2.3
HONG KONG Ch     3 46 52  44 37 146 -89N 266 275 +3.3 +0.9
Hsinchu Taiwan   4 13 16  42 40 161 -88N 267 276 +3.8 +0.6
KAGOSHIMA Jpn    4 51  5  31 36 184 -88N 267 277 +3.5 +0.0
Kaohsiung Twn    4  8 41  44 42 158 -88S 263 272 +3.7 +0.9
KUALA LUMPUR My  2 24 43  41 24 117 -19S 193 203 +3.8 +7.6
KUNMING China    3 18 49  35 24 132 -84N 272 281 +2.1 +1.0
Lhasa Tibet Cn   3  5 38  23 10 124 -81N 274 284 +1.1 +1.1
MAGDAGACHI Sib   4 18 55  13 13 171 -35N 321 331 +3.6 -1.1
MANILA Phil Is   4  0 58  52 48 153 -68S 243 252 +3.7 +1.8
Nanchang China   3 56 51  38 33 152 -75N 280 289 +3.3 +0.4
NANJING China    4  7 48  35 32 159 -70N 285 295 +3.5 +0.1
ne Beijing Chn   4  2 20  27 24 158 -51N 304 314 +3.1 -0.4
OKHOTSK Siber    5  1 44   2  7 197 -57N 298 308 +2.1 -1.4
PENANG Sumatra   2 34  8  40 24 118 -33S 207 217 +2.8 +4.5
Qingdao China    4 12 57  31 29 163 -63N 292 302 +3.5 -0.2
RANGOON Burma    2 55  1  34 19 122 -70S 245 255 +1.8 +1.8
s Taipei Twn     4 15 20  42 40 162 -88N 267 276 +3.8 +0.6
SAPPORO Japan    5 18 23  14 21 201 -84N 271 281 +2.5 -0.9
SEOUL S Korea    4 36 48  28 30 176 -70N 286 295 +3.7 -0.5
SHANGHAI China   4 16 54  36 34 164 -75N 280 290 +3.7 +0.1
SHANGHAI Obs.    4 17 23  35 34 164 -75N 280 290 +3.7 +0.1
Shenyang China   4 21 37  25 25 169 -55N 300 310 +3.6 -0.6
TAIPEI Taiwan    4 15 24  42 40 162 -88N 267 276 +3.8 +0.6
Taiyuan China    3 48 23  28 23 150 -54N 302 311 +2.7 -0.1
THIMBU Bhutan    3  1 37  23 10 122 -87N 268 278 +1.1 +1.3
Tianjin China    4  1 39  28 25 157 -54N 302 311 +3.2 -0.3
TOKYO Japan      5 18 50  21 29 201 -84S 258 268 +2.6 -0.3
ULAANBAATAR Mn   3 33 34  17 11 143 -28N 327 337 +1.4 -0.8
VANINO Siberia   5  8 53  11 17 197 -70N 285 295 +2.6 -1.3
VLADIVOSTOK Sb   4 50 17  20 24 184 -67N 289 298 +3.4 -0.9
WUHAN China      3 37 15  34 26 142 -69N 286 296 +2.5 +0.5
XIAN XIGUAN Ch   3 38 41  30 23 143 -61N 294 304 +2.4 +0.3
YUMEN China      3 21 42  20 11 132 -53N 303 312 +1.1 +0.5
YUNNAN  China    3 18 59  35 24 132 -84N 272 281 +2.1 +1.0
Zhengzhou Chn    3 51 19  32 26 151 -61N 294 304 +2.9 +0.1

Sun Alt the altitude of the sun. The field is blank if the sun is lower than -12 deg. (Nautical twilight)
Moon Alt the altitude of the moon
Moon Az the azimuth of the moon
CA Cusp Angle - the angle of the event around the limb of the moon, measured from the nearest cusp. -'ve values indicate a bright limb event. The cusps are usually N (north) or S (south), but near full moon can be E (East) or W (west).

If a lunar eclipse is in progress, CA gives is the % distance from the centre of the umbra, and is followed by a 'U'. Values up to 103% are possible. Where an event occurs more than 103% of the umbral radius, the usual Cusp Angle value is displayed.
PA Position Angle - the angle of the event around the limb of the moon, measured from true north
VA Vertex Angle - the angle of the event around the limb of the moon measured anticlockwise from the vertex of the lunar limb - i.e. the point on the limb highest from the horizon
A coefficient for correcting the prediction for changes in site location. The units are minutes of time per degree (or seconds of time per minute of arc). The correction to the prediction for a change in site, in seconds of time, is found by multiplying A by the change in site longitude (+'ve for changes towards the East) from the prediction site.
B same as for A, but for changes in latitude (+'ve to the north).


Data generated with software WinOccult (C)