Form for lunar observations
The aim of this form is to collect important information when doing naked
eye observations on the visibility of the moon's form during rise
set times. This information will hopefully be usefully to determine if
theoretical formula's or rules of thumb can be developed from these
So your help is very important!
<There is the Moonwatch
program, but that project is only related to first lunar crescent
If wanted I can make a dedicated web-page for your own
(with some fields already fill-in, diminishing the amount of time to
the form everytime (Skerries, and Callanish I). Let
One important point: If the observation is done to verify if a
building is aligned to set/rise/reappearing moon at a location, it
be handy for collecting good information to do the observation close to
this neolithic location, but at different location/standpoint to be
to start/end the observations at an as low as possible apparent horizon
altitude. This gives more information about the whole track of
of the moon. Please record also the visibility of the moon at the
altitude of the horizon at the neolithic site.
Fill in the fields as clear as possible (even is no information, just
tell that with the text NA). The following abbreviations can be used:
If e.g. minutes or seconds are unknown like in time: 06:23:xx
Information is Not Available, unknown, no information, don't know,
not observed, not noted, nothing to add, etc.
If the value is indeed zero
If no star could be seen (due to twilight/daylight)
- very far
If distant is very far.