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Predicting the moon position

Started by Peter Glus, 12/18/2008 07:45PM
Posted 12/18/2008 07:45PM Opening Post
I have Cartes and stellarium, but I was wondering if there was a moon-only software or freeware thing that allowed you to easily predict phase and position of the moon at night.
Posted 12/19/2008 03:44AM #1
This is from the Heavens Above site:

http://www.heavens-above.com/moon.asp?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=CET

Posted 12/19/2008 05:30AM | Edited 12/19/2008 05:31AM #2
Pete

Try this for observing and identifying lunar features:

http://www.ap-i.net/avl/en/start

For position, phase, occulted stars, for any date or location, try Skytools 2.

Good luck,
John
Posted 12/19/2008 08:05PM #3
You might look into this. I personally really like it.

http://lunarphasepro.nightskyobserver.com/

-JW:
Posted 12/20/2008 03:52PM #4
Peter Glus said:

I have Cartes and stellarium, but I was wondering if there was a moon-only software or freeware thing that allowed you to easily predict phase and position of the moon at night.

My monthly astronomical calendar shows the phase, orientation of terminator, and relative apparent size of the Moon for each night. Many people download it as their computer’s desktop background wallpaper. It can be seen by clicking: http://www.curtrenz.com/astronomical.html

For astronomical graphics, including
monthly wallpaper calendar, visit:
CurtRenz.com/astronomical

Curt Renz