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    Re: Lunar Calculation Presentation
    From: Andrés Ruiz
    Date: 2022 Sep 1, 09:58 +0200

    Hi Cade,

    It depends on the mathematical knowledge of high school students: trigonometry, vector analysis, series, …

    At Navigational Algorithms - Papers - Advanced Navigation (google.com) the document “The lunar distance method” succinctly explains the basis.

    The equations are explained using spherical trigonometry. For another approach using vector calculus, see the paper: “Vector equation of the Circle of Position”, at the same link.

    Historical methods mainly solve lunars using series.

    See:

    http://reednavigation.com/easylunars/

    About Lunars - George Huxtable

    Navigational Algorithms - Other Downloads (google.com) Distancias lunares - Lunar distances


    Fair winds!
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    Andrés Ruiz
    Navigational Algorithms
    http://sites.google.com/site/navigationalalgorithms/



    El jue, 1 sept 2022 a las 3:31, Cade Crockett (<NoReply_Crockett@fer3.com>) escribió:

    Hey NavList!

    I am taking a world history class this year, and we just covered some of the history of navigation.  One of the topics we covered was about lunars and how helpful they were to sailors of the past.  For an assignment, I have to give a presentation about a topic found in the book.  I would love to learn how to complete a lunar calculation and share the method with my class.  Is this possible?  Is there a lunar method that highschoolers who have no prior experience with navigation could understand?

    Thanks for your help,

    Cade Crockett

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