Moon

The Moon is, surprisingly, trickier to perform calculations for. While the maths is no different, the Moon is so near that even small variations in the orbital parameters or the observer’s location can cause large changes in the apparent position in the sky.

Furthermore, unlike other solar system bodies, the Moon is observable for almost the entire month except for a few hours around the point of New Moon so a calculation of “observability” is pretty uninformative.

Instead here I show the rise and set times, RA and Dec, and the approximate phase of the moon as at around noon on the day in question. The phase and position change quite quickly.

(DATA COMING SOON)