A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2021 Mar 15, 10:42 -0700
Online "Office Hours", postponed from Friday, will happen today at 4pm Eastern US time (that's 2000 UT, same as in previous weeks). Since this is the "Spring Ahead" part of the year in northern latitudes, and since different countries and regions change the clocks on unique schedules, I recommend you double-check with the countdown on the /talk/ link for the meeting below. The live countdown there is correct in all time zones.
Here's the link with the links: ReedNavigation.com/talk/.
I'm going to spend about 20 minutes today on a special topic: latitude by lunars. Yes, you read that right: latitude by lunars. It's a fun, exotic topic without much practical value, but it offers the unique ability to determine your approximate latitude without any horizon reference at all. And what's probably most surprising, both for fans of lunar sights and for newcomers, is that the math steps are quite simple if you do it right.
Don't worry if you can't attend. I'll write this up separately in a NavList post later this week.