A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Gary LaPook
Date: 2015 Dec 20, 21:32 -0800
Well, you can't find your position by a noon shot, you can only determine your latitude with a noon sight, not your longitude. You can determine your position (if you are not moving) by taking a sun sight in the morning and then one in the afternoon, these two shots will provide a latitude and a longitude. You have a lot to learn and i don't mean that in a bad way, a lot of interesting things to learn.
Here is a link to a WW2 flight navigation manual that explains celestial navigation. (Don't be confused by the use of the bubble sextant in airplanes, the same methods are used with a marine sextant.
Here is a link to the current Navy navigation manual.
And a link to the current tables used for celestial navigation.
You'll need an almanac, download it here for free:
You can check you computations here:
You are embarking on a an intersting quest, welcome aboard.