Surise / Sunset / Moon rise / sunset software or website? : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I have two wonderful pieces of software on my Palm Pilot that accurately tell me the sunrise and sunset time for any given day. I also get when the moon will be full, both date and time.

Is there a web site or software that can tell me exactly where in the sky the moon will rise and set? I hate trying to guess when to head to certain locations in the area to photograph a full moon rising just after sunset, only to realize that the moon will be way out of the frame.

-- Andy Biggs (, June 06, 2001


U.S. Naval Observatory.

-- Bert Krages (, June 06, 2001.

Andy - try

-- Michael Mahoney (, June 06, 2001.

The latitude / longitude is critical to knowing the exact azimuth of the sun or moon rising. I use a Trimble Scout GPS receiver that has moonrise / moonset (it also indicates percentage of illumination and whether the moon is waxing or waning). It also calculates sunrise / sunset. The really nice thing about it is that it will calculate azimuth and elevation for the sun and moon so that you know the position of the sun or moon at anytime. It will automatically do the calculations based on the GPS reading of its current location. You can also program the coordinates & dates into it and it will give you the information.

The really nice thing about it is that it will tell you the

-- steve (, June 06, 2001.

I use the Multiyear Interactive Computer Almanac (MICA) computer program put out by the USNO. It's not a pretty program (DOS), but it gives you all the information on sky position for the sun and moon (and I believe all the other planets). I remember it wasn't very expensive (~$25).

-- Larry Huppert (, June 07, 2001.

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