(IAAC) Quick way to estimate moon phases years in advance
This is a simple trick which can come in handy when planning
observing trips, or just pondering the future... :)
--- Robert Lunsford <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 16:48:11 -0800
> From: Robert Lunsford <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: (meteorobs) Re: Report from E Central KS for Leonids
> Bert and All,
> It's quite easy to estimate the moon's phase a few years in advance.
> Simply add 11 days to the moon's phase for each year. For instance the
> moon was 2 days old for this year's Leonids. For 2002 it will be 13 days
> old (full), 2003 it will be 24 days old (a waning crescent) and 6 days
> old in 2004 (nearly first quarter). For totals in excess of 29 (a lunar
> month) simply subtract 29 from the total. 2004 = 24+11 = 35 - 29 = 6
> For reference 7 days = First Quarter
> 14 " = Full
> 21 " = Last Quarter
> 29 " = New
> Clear Skies!
> Bob Lunsford
> Bertunit@aol.com wrote:
> > What is the moon situation on out in 2003 and 2004 for the Leonids????
> > Regards from KS,
> > Bert
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