appulse


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appulse

(ă-pulss )
1. The apparent close approach of one celestial body to another. Often it refers to the close approach of a planet or asteroid to a star without the occurrence of an occultation.
2. A penumbral eclipse of the Moon.

Appulse

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Appulse refers to either a partial occultation, a conjunction, a planet’s crossing of the meridian, or the entry of the Moon into the Earth’s shadow.

appulse

[ə′pəls]
(astronomy)
The near approach of one celestial body to another on the celestial sphere, as in occultation or conjunction.
A penumbral eclipse of the moon.
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I was aware that there was to be an appulse for these two objects and that they were of almost identical magnitude, but recent weather had been so poor as to make the observation unlikely of success.
Charts depicting interesting mutual appulses are kept up to date on the CS website and in due course we shall try some targeted observing campaigns.
Asteroid opposition charts including asteroid appulses (regularly updated).
Another page shows appulses between asteroids if they are brighter than magnitude 15 and have a good elongation from the Sun.
Graham Relf now posts useful information on the website of the Computing Section including finder charts of asteroids one month or so either side of opposition (for objects brighter than mag 12) as well as a list of forthcoming appulses of minor planet pairs which approach within 3' of each other.