Re: telling time bye the lite of the silvery mOON
Don Izard (dizard@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Mon, 16 Feb 1998 14:26:10 -0500
I have found that on a really clear nite, in winter, and with a full
moon, nearly overhead, IF it is really bright, you can tell the correct
time, from your watch! :)
If the moon lite is bright enough to lite your watch face, does that count?
I used to be an OWL< so I can see in the dark anyway :)
Bob and Rusty Taylor wrote:
> my son Joe and I... were wondering if it
> is possible to tell direction and/or time from the light of the moon
You can use the shadow-stick method shown in the Boy Scout Handbook to
find directions, the same as with the sun--though at night finding the
North Star is quicker and easier.
Telling time would be difficult because moonrise/set times vary
depending on the phase of the moon and time of year...the full moon
rises as the run sets; new moon rises at or near dawn, and other phases
are somewhere in between. I guess if you happened to have an almanac
along it could be done.
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Thousand Oaks, CA
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