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- Subject: [mg115308] Astronomical question
- From: mokambo <alexandrepassosalmeida at gmail.com>
- Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2011 04:09:30 -0500 (EST)
Dear all, I want to write a program in Mathematica using AstronomicalData to be able to trace the moon from a given point (given coordinates) and a certain period of time. For example, 1. I'm in a street in some city. I'm facing South. Will I see the moon and how high is it at 10:00 PM GMT on Jan.7.11? 2. I'm in a street in some city. I'm facing SE. When will I see a full moon from this location? At what time? I want to be able to answer this sort of questions. I have no knowledge of Astronomy besides common intuition about eliptical orbits and such. I want to learn by doing so any links to useful formulas or a general template would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.