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    Re: What is the Longest Lunar Possible?
    From: Antoine Couëtte
    Date: 2013 Jan 21, 05:01 -0800

    Right off the batt, I would think that a distance in the vicinity of 90 degrees is close to ideal for lunars because that configuration seems the one for which closure rate is maximum (as a positive or negative value) for a given set of Moon & Body declinations.

    However we should include the "retardation" effect earlier mentioned by George Huxtable (peace be upon him), which - in my memories at least - is a diurnal effect.

    I am sure that Frank will tell you more but it should be pretty much in line with the above. If not, I am eager to learn. :-)

    Kermit
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