posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 04:44 PM
I have, on my smartphone, a great app for all you stargazers. I'm sure I can't name it here, but there are only a few out there. The one i have is
remarkably accurate, and i believe it updates ever min or so. However, i have also noticed that in the past day or 2, everything seems to be off a
little. As a matter of fact, i just went outside immediately prior to typing this message to test. The sun is higher above the horizon (setting in
the west) than shown. Also, the moon is higher in the sky (coming out of the east), and seems to be off by about 10-15 degrees. Therefore, these two
bodies are significantly closer than indicated by my app. I know this my seem like a blind stab at supporting evidence, but as i said, this app has
proven great accuracy in the past. For example, i can sit and watch the moon as it passes by stars, or watch the sunset simultaneously (sunset
tolerance is low since the geography to my west is almost completely flat).