A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Antoine Couëtte
Date: 2023 Feb 28, 12:00 -0800
Note : for number crunching eyes only ...
Once again, I keep really enjoying your computation skills.
Since on my side, I had to tackle and did solve - albeit in a different manner - this same problem (initially for Transits on the Sun disk) I am submitting to NavList in this attachment an algorithm which also derives the time and distance of minimal geocentric distances between 2 moving celestial bodies.
To the best of my understanding : although both methods are related, this one method here differs somewhat from the one published by Jean Meeus in the early 90's.
I am not claiming that I am the first one or the only one to have devised this specific one, because it might very well have been published earlier or elsewhere (by whom, when and where ?).
Best Regards to all,