posted on May, 18 2004 @ 06:35 PM
LMAO!!! I got nothing but plains to the east of me (umm... yeah, not suprising, hehe). Right now we have cloud cover, but unless it's possibly gonna
rain, I can usually see the moon. We'll see tonight I guess.
Sun 05:38 AM 08:14 PM
Moon 05:14 AM 08:07 PM
Damn... I guess I get to watch it set and compensate a bit for the mountains to the west. If I could get up earlier I'd check the rise for
Sun 05:37 AM 08:15 PM
Moon 05:43 AM 09:10 PM
or maybe in a week... I'm so not a morning person (and I have to be to work by 7:30am). I'll watch the sets and I should be able to compensate for
the time I can't see it behind the mountains. If it's off as far as observed by CliffMickelson, I probably won't need to compensate.
Here's Naval info (one minute difference here and there I've noticed):
The following information is provided for Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming (longitude W104.8, latitude N41.1):
18 May 2004 Mountain Daylight Time
Begin civil twilight 5:06 a.m.
Sunrise 5:38 a.m.
Sun transit 12:56 p.m.
Sunset 8:14 p.m.
End civil twilight 8:46 p.m.
Moonset 7:03 p.m. on preceding day
Moonrise 5:15 a.m.
Moon transit 12:35 p.m.
Moonset 8:07 p.m.
Moonrise 5:43 a.m. on following day
New Moon on 18 May 2004 at 10:52 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.
And I just noticed something... it's a new moon. Good luck, I doubt I'll see anything through even a haze. Also, it's setting at a time so close to
the sun that I probably couldn't see it anyways. My brain quit functioning so I gotta ask: this a problem for anyone else? I'm sure it is in
America, but how about Auss or Eur?
*EDIT: Also, what exactly determines the exact "set"? Is it when the bottom touches the horizon at sea level? Or is it after a certain portion has
dipped below the horizon? I assume it's the first, but I don't know, obviously.
[Edited on 18-5-2004 by Earthscum]