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    Re: Longitude by Sunset
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2012 May 6, 13:00 -0700
    Wait til May 15th when the Moon will set north of straight west so you will have a clear horizon north of the islands.


    --- On Sun, 5/6/12, Greg Rudzinski <gregrudzinski@yahoo.com> wrote:

    From: Greg Rudzinski <gregrudzinski@yahoo.com>
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Longitude by Sunset
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Date: Sunday, May 6, 2012, 12:27 PM


    Would it be possible to compare an observation of the Moon at 2 * then follow with an observation of the Sun at 2* from the same location and height of eye to perform the time lunar you are suggesting ? Unfortunately I can't perform this experiment for a true sunset/moonset from my location because there are islands in the way :(

    Greg Rudzinski

    [NavList] Re: Longitude by Sunset
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 6 May 2012 12:45

    > These few observations were at night. The (full) moon just gradually faded
    > out when approaching the horizon.

    Perhaps there were clouds?
    I am trying to recollect, but cannot remember any instance
    that I've seen a moonset over the sea:-(

    > I'm still
    > interested to know better under which conditions a moon set

    Me too.


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