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    Re: Possibly a dumb question,bear with me please
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2014 May 12, 00:56 -0400

    On 5/12/2014 12:11 AM, Alan S wrote:
    > My understanding of the moon's movements, possibly incorrect, are that
    > it moves more quickly, and in an irregular manner compared to the sun.
    
    Frank stated, "The Moon is different because its SHA and Dec change much
    more rapidly than other objects."
    
    You stated, "My understanding of the moon's movements, possibly
    incorrect, are that it moves more quickly, and in an irregular manner
    compared to the sun."
    
    Yes and no. Its declination and SHA move relatively quickly compared to
    the Sun. That applies only to the rate of change (positive or negative).
    That being said, it is moving across the sky slower than the Sun. As per
    the NA the Sun's average motion is 15d per hour, while the *base* for
    moon motion (before corrections) is 14d 19'per hour.
    
    Semantics to be sure, but just to be clear....
    

       
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