A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Robin Stuart
Date: 2016 Nov 13, 14:05 -0800
It occurred to me that it might be amusing and instructive just to use my sextant to measure the Moon's apparent diameter and do it again at a later date. Although perigee occurs at 6:22 GMT, for my location the Moon's diameter maxes at around 4:30 GMT when it will be 34.05'. For anyone crossing the Pacific and close to 13°24.9'N 174°36.9'W at 6:22 GMT it'll be 34.13'.
It might also be worthwhile photographing it so you can make one of those perigee to apogee Moon comparisons,