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    Re: Figure out LAN?
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2014 Sep 28, 03:32 -0400

    When I was fortunate enough to find NavList (much to their dismay)
    "GPS" was roughly in the same category as four-letter words. At the risk
    of being "One-note" Bill, try the NA for rise and set--your one-stop
    shopping source. Sun (3-day average) and moon rise and set are listed in
    the daily pages. Adjust for known or AP latitude and/or longitude from
    Greenwich with the tables on page xxxii and approximate the midpoint,
    I understand it is traditional, and a book store is akin to a tree
    cemetery. (However a book can be recycled, if any of the
    discussion-group members ever parted with their collections of
    20-year-old plus NAs  :-)
    On the upside, fewer electrons, mother boards, graphics cards, hard
    drives, displays, modems or routers are harmed in the dissemination of
    the information. (Hopefully the NA is now printed on recycled paper with
    soy ink on a hand-cranked letterpress.)
    On 9/27/2014 2:10 PM, Frank Reed wrote:
    > Well, that sure won't work. If your purpose is just sight-planning, so
    > that you don't waste too much time waiting for high noon or don't miss
    > it by waiting a few minutes too long, then there are many ways to get
    > the time of noon. One of the easiest is to take the average of the
    > sunrise and sunset times for your location which you can find in
    > numerous apps, online sources, tv weather, and even newspapers (just
    > make sure the source is for a location with nearly the same longitude as
    > you). All you do is split the difference. Near the equinoxes, there's a
    > small difference between this average and the time of noon, but it's
    > nothing to worry about in practical terms. Another way to get the time
    > of high noon (local apparent noon) is to use some sky simulation
    > software like Stellarium  (if you don't have it
    > installed or haven't learned how to use it --or similar-- you really
    > should do so). Then all you have to do is advance the Sun across the sky
    > using the time controls in the software until its azimuth is exactly
    > 180°. That's high noon.

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