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Quote:Know what? I just checked the first date Ed gave us, and the event will occur early in the morning when it's still dark out.
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Quote:Getting out ahead of the predicted time (1/2deg of Sun elevation per hour) is strongly recommended. I pulled the 1 deg Sun elevation out of the air for the table. It's a very "Sixth Sense" thing to post about an event then have an ideal opportunity occur for the poster the next opportunity. That's what I call being "In Tune with the Moon!". Ed
Quote:Predictions for Long 1.1E, 25.4S Sun Alt 1.0degWERNER X REVERSE PREDICTIONS FOR 2013 MMM DD HHMM (UT) JAN 04 1107 FEB 03 0124 MAR 04 1536 APR 03 0519 MAY 02 1818 JUN 01 0630 JUN 30 1803 JUL 30 0515 AUG 28 1626 SEP 27 0358 OCT 26 1610 NOV 25 0513 DEC 24 1906
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Quote:This is a quick process of the Walther sunset Ray.
Quote:(@ member 'thewheel': looks like you got everything labelled ok. )
Quote: Dave, is the pseudo-X you mentioned in Jeff's image? The SW arm begins on the northern rim of Walter. (Yeah, yeah, i know - it's supposed to be 'Walther' but my copy of Rukl's says 'Walter' and i cut my lunar teeth on that atlas - old habits die hard. )
Quote:After reading Dave's report I have revised the Sun Angle so the Sun is at 1.5deg. The 1deg I reported for the first set of predictions was an error. The actual Sun angle in the program was 0.5deg (I'm so ashamed)REVERSE WERNER X PREDICTIONS FOR 2013 MMM DD HHMM UT FEB 02 2324MAR 04 1337 APR 03 0320 MAY 02 1619 JUN 01 0431 JUN 30 1604 JUL 30 0316 AUG 28 1427 SEP 27 0200 OCT 26 1412 NOV 25 0314 DEC 24 1707
Quote:In your photo, the classic X (what remains of it) is just north of that (see Magellan's photo).