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the Moon....

Monthly Lunar Phases


   Moon phases Algorithm (c) Bradley E. Schaefer.

Current Moon Phase

CURRENT MOON


The current view of the moon,
with accurate times for Horsham.

    
          Moonrise    
          Moonset
    

Moon Resources

Observing Charts

ALPO Observing program - An Observers' Manual.

Here is a great selection from the fabulous Erika Rix.

Software

   

Virtual Moon Atlas SoftwareVirtual Moon Atlas - the best software is Christian Legrand and Patrick Chevalley’s Virtual Moon Atlas. This is a wonderful FREE piece of work that you can spend a lot of time playing around with. Indeed, it does so much that it’s probably a good idea to start off with the “light” version before taking on the more advanced “expert” and ‘pro” editions. Fast, accurate, and full-featured

Useful websites

BAA Lunar Section - including Maps, and links to software - http://www.baalunarsection.org.uk/index.htm

SPA Lunar Section - including notes and references - http://www.popastro.com/lunar/

ALPO Lunar Section - several observing programs - http://www.alpo-astronomy.org/lunarblog/

NASA - Lots of information and notes - http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/planets/moonpage.html

Atlas - Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon - http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/