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(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... :)
Clear skies,
Lew Gramer
--- Robert Lunsford <lunro.imo.usa@home.com> wrote:
> Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 16:48:11 -0800
> From: Robert Lunsford <lunro.imo.usa@home.com>
> To: meteorobs@atmob.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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