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I have written a calendar programm in VB4.
Now I want to add the moonrise and moonset function for any date.
To do this for a certain date, one must know basically 3 figures:
Latitude, longitude and the Time zone of the place.
All theese are of course easily known.
Now, does anyone know the algorithms or the way to computate the moonrise/set times?
(Or at least the Right Ascension and Declination of the moon?)
 
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by:appari
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goto this page and you can find many bas files related to calculations in astronamy.

for your purpose see moonup.bas
http://www.skypub.com/resources/software/basic/basic.html#list

hope this helps you.
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all these programs are in basic, i hope it is not that much difficulty to convert them to VB

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by:giann
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1. Moonup.bas is in Basic. I have already tryied to convert it without success.

2.In http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.html there is not the computation algorithm.
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by:Otana
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This link seems to have the formulas you need:

http://hotel04.ausys.se/pausch/comp/riset.html#4

It is not code, just formulas.
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by:giann
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Answer to Otana:
I have already look in http://hotel04.ausys.se/pausch/comp/riset.html#4
No success!
Thanks.
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by:giann
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As appari wrote above, in the site:
http://www.skypub.com/resources/software/basic/basic.html#list
exists the file that interests me - MOONUP.BAS - but it is in Basic. Can somebody please convert it to VB4 code?
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