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The Sky on Friday 9 December 2022
The Sun and ...
Stockholm: Today the Sun rises at 08:31, 12 minutes later than one week ago. It sets at 14:49, 6 minutes earlier than one week ago.
Stockholm: Today the Moon sets at 10:40 and it rises at 14:46.
Future total and annular solar eclipses until 2040.
Map by Fred Espenak.
In 2 days at 09 CET: Moon 1,8° S of Pollux
In 3 days at 01 CET: Moon farthest, distance 405869 km
Rise/set times for the Sun, Moon and Planets in 2022 from 22 different cities in Sweden.
Astronomical events this month and next month (in Swedish).
A few links:
SNIPPETS -- free sources in C, C++ and asm. Hundreds of routines.
Free C source for computing sunrise/set times, with comments.
Nonexistent celestial bodies
USNO's ICE (Interactive Computerized Ephemeris), which gives high-precision
planetary positions from 1800 to 2050, can be downloaded
(size somewhat less than 1 MByte).
Info about ICE can be found
ICE is an old MSDOS program which requires DOSbox to be run on a
modern Windows PC.
How to compute planetary positions
Tutorial on computing planetary positions
Computing rise/set times
Photometry/radiometry and astronomy
Time, GMT, UTC, TAI and GPS
ZC (Zodiacal Catalogue) online
The world's largest telescopes
TV broadcast systems worldwide
Halo ver 3 - freeware halo simulator
Computer simulation of a complex halo display as would be imaged by a
whole sky fisheye lens. The sun is 27 degrees above the horizon.
This image was generated by Version 3 of the
freeware program HALO, available for download at
https://www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/halfeat.htm. It runs under Windows.
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