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Calculating the Position and Orientation of the Moon

 
waterlily

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02/16/2013 11:25 AM
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Thanks for posting that file.

I have notice that most modern people do not go outside and watch the sky very often, and are not familiar with changing appearance of the moon.

Then something triggers some people's interest and they go outside and the moon does not appear to be the way they expected and they really freak out and come here and post frantic messages. It is a shame that people do not make it a point to go outside and just look at the sky at least once a day and once a night, and become familiar with the celestial landscape once again.

Even my own daughter, I learned this week, thought that the sun and moon motion were tied together in such a way that when the sun went down the moon automatically came up. She learned when she visited the Grand Canyon last year that just going there at sundown was not going to guarantee that she would see moonrise.

For some reason, artistic or photographic depictions of the day time moon are very rare, maybe because it is not so attractive as it is at night. But you'd think it would show up more often than it does. There seems to be some kind of cultural avoidance going on.

The moon is a loyal and fascinating companion to all mankind, and losing familiarity with her is a great loss to the collective psyche I believe.

Excellent topic, we need more like you, making GLP great.
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02/16/2013 11:40 AM
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I see that the spreadsheet will require some input that a person might not have handy for the location.

To use the spreadsheet, you will need to know the latitude, longitude and elevation of your location.

You can find just about every town in the US in Wikipedia, and it gives all that info right under the state map.

I don't know about Europe, though I did find the very small town in Germany where my grandmother was born.
*********** WaterLily ***********
" Do I dare
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-- T. S. Elliot, Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

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“We are as ignorant of the meaning of the dragon as we are of the meaning of the universe.”
-- Jorge Luis Borges
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"Pompey made his preparations for the war at the end of the winter, entered upon it at the commencement of spring,
and finished it in the middle of the summer."
-- Cicero, De Imperio Cn. Pompei
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02/16/2013 03:34 PM
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I see that the spreadsheet will require some input that a person might not have handy for the location.

To use the spreadsheet, you will need to know the latitude, longitude and elevation of your location.

You can find just about every town in the US in Wikipedia, and it gives all that info right under the state map.

I don't know about Europe, though I did find the very small town in Germany where my grandmother was born.
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Google Earth can give you the latitude and longitude for any location.
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Astro. It would be cool if you can get a developer to get your stuff on smartphone apps.
 Quoting: Sword of mercy


Now that's an excellent idea.

I might just volunteer to do that.
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I'd throw a dollar at that!
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Astro. It would be cool if you can get a developer to get your stuff on smartphone apps.
 Quoting: Sword of mercy


Now that's an excellent idea.

I might just volunteer to do that.
 Quoting: Professor Xavier


We should totally do it!
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Astro. It would be cool if you can get a developer to get your stuff on smartphone apps.
 Quoting: Sword of mercy


Now that's an excellent idea.

I might just volunteer to do that.
 Quoting: Professor Xavier


I'd throw a dollar at that!
 Quoting: Dr. Acula


1rof1

For you, $1.99!

cheers
 Quoting: Professor Xavier


cruise

I'll get the hammer...

come here piggy bank! squeal!
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shill mut
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sciencehere
watchworldlearn
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I must be missing something here.

What is the point of posting ways of calculating the moons orbit?

Is there a demand for such knowledge on a conspiracy website?
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Because OP is a shill spreading nonsense disinfo BS. That's why.





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02/25/2013 09:26 AM
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What is a shill?
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The term shill is used as an ad homenim attack by anyone who is completely clueless about science and is afraid that their preconceived, biased, ignorant notions might be upset by someone who actually has some measure of real understanding of a topic. Since Astro understands astronomy and is capable of posting about it in a lucid manner he must be a "shill". The ones who use the term shill are incapable of understanding that most people know more than they do. This is also refered to as the Dunning-Kruger effect.
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I must be missing something here.

What is the point of posting ways of calculating the moons orbit?

Is there a demand for such knowledge on a conspiracy website?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23593400


Because OP is a shill spreading nonsense disinfo BS. That's why.





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 Quoting: DVCMCM




You are a complete idiot
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You are a complete idiot
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WHY? tell me something about it.


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You are a complete idiot
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1645786


WHY? tell me something about it.


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You have already demonstrated you are closed minded and unwilling to learn. Why should I even think about trying to educate someone who will just resort to third grade name calling. Astro spends a lot of time trying to educate people about a topic very few people understand. This is a trait that many amateur astronomers share, so he is not alone in that desire. Why people like you cannot take the time to educate yourself is beyond me. Astro presents nothing that is outlandish or in error. He is talking about a subject he is interested in and all you can do is call names without even taking the time to see if he is right. I really pity people like you. You are no different than the people who were afraid of lightning because they thought the gods were angry.
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Why people like you cannot take the time to educate yourself is beyond me
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I really pity people like you. You are no different than the people who were afraid of lightning because they thought the gods were angry.
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Sorry but your muppet friend astro did not demonstrate nothing but crap as always. Even a monkey should be offended by this.

Anyway, NOW, the only way to demonstrate you are smart, is just explain with a formula, why the moon should be seen in sideway position for example... in Canada!!! Pick up any city's latitude you want in that region!





Good luck.


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I really pity people like you. You are no different than the people who were afraid of lightning because they thought the gods were angry.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1645786



Sorry but your muppet friend astro did not demonstrate nothing but crap as always. Even a monkey should be offended by this.

Anyway, NOW, the only way to demonstrate you are smart, is just explain with a formula, why the moon should be seen in sideway position for example... in Canada!!!

Good luck.


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 Quoting: DVCMCM


So you just can't get away from the name calling.
QED


Take a basketball in your outstretched left hand with the writing pointing up. Without twisting your hand or arm bring it over your head and down to your right shoulder. The writing is now pointing down and your and is above the ball. That is field rotation and exactly what the Moon does every day.
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I really pity people like you. You are no different than the people who were afraid of lightning because they thought the gods were angry.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1645786



Sorry but your muppet friend astro did not demonstrate nothing but crap as always. Even a monkey should be offended by this.

Anyway, NOW, the only way to demonstrate you are smart, is just explain with a formula, why the moon should be seen in sideway position for example... in Canada!!!

Good luck.


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 Quoting: DVCMCM


So you just can't get away from the name calling.
QED


Take a basketball in your outstretched left hand with the writing pointing up. Without twisting your hand or arm bring it over your head and down to your right shoulder. The writing is now pointing down and your and is above the ball. That is field rotation and exactly what the Moon does every day.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1645786


slight typo should say ...your hand...
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I told you, just post the fact, the math formula and choose a latitude in Canada. NOT your crap.


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I told you, just post the fact, the math formula and choose a latitude in Canada. NOT your crap.


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 Quoting: DVCMCM


Before you can use the math you have to understand the concept. Since you don't understand the concept the math will be useless to you.
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Folks Another fired shill here 5a
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Folks Another fired shill here 5a
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You are a complete idiot and now we have the proof
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You are a complete idiot and now we have the proof
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Yeah, my proof of you, thank you for your stupid auto debunking job.

hmmm
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Anyway CALM DOWN. I mean that the Moon is acting like never before, BUT this does not mean necessary Doom. OK?. Things can change.

Do what you normally do day by day.



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Anyway CALM DOWN. I mean that the Moon is acting like never before, BUT this does not mean necessary Doom. OK?. Things can change.

Do what you normally do day by day.



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 Quoting: DVCMCM


You are stupid. The math is all contained in the spreadsheet that Astro provided. Is that really that much of a stretch for you to see that? His spreadsheet even answers your question.

The Moon is acting the same way it has always acted. The Greeks recognized field rotation.
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You are stupid. The math is all contained in the spreadsheet that Astro provided. Is that really that much of a stretch for you to see that? His spreadsheet even answers your question.

The Moon is acting the same way it has always acted. The Greeks recognized field rotation.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2060813


Just stop STUPID AMERITARD FAGGOT!

IF you have something to say, then POST THE FORMULA . IDIOT!


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TIP: you can even serarch on google:

'How to calculate the field rotation of the moon by latitude hourly'


lol3

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Re: Calculating the Position and Orientation of the Moon
You are stupid. The math is all contained in the spreadsheet that Astro provided. Is that really that much of a stretch for you to see that? His spreadsheet even answers your question.

The Moon is acting the same way it has always acted. The Greeks recognized field rotation.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2060813


Just stop STUPID AMERITARD FAGGOT!

IF you have something to say, then POST THE FORMULA . IDIOT!


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 Quoting: DVCMCM



Get the excel spreadsheet. That math is there.
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TIP: you can even serarch on google:

'How to calculate the field rotation of the moon by latitude hourly'


:lol3:

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Or you an stop being a dumbass and download Astro's spreadsheet

[link to dropcanvas.com]
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Again stop posting nonsense, post that formula, otherwise SUTF.
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Again stop posting nonsense, post that formula, otherwise SUTF.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35152393


You STFU. THE EQUATIONS ARE IN THE SPREADSHEET. Are you so dense not to understand that. God you are dumb.
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Re: Calculating the Position and Orientation of the Moon
I must be missing something here.

What is the point of posting ways of calculating the moons orbit?

Is there a demand for such knowledge on a conspiracy website?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23593400


Because OP is a shill spreading nonsense disinfo BS. That's why.





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 Quoting: DVCMCM


PROVE it is disinfo. If it is disinfo then it should be false and you should be able to prove so. I'll bet that you can't and won't even try.
If you have to insist that you've won an Internet argument, you've probably lost badly. - Danth's Law

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