Friday, January 05, 2018

Moonlight in Socorro, April 24, 1964

Yes, this is something of an exercise in futility... Since the question came up about the available moonlight on the Socorro landing site on April 24, 1964, I thought, for fun, I'd see if I could find the data. Took about five minutes, but for those of you interested in such things, here it is.

Sun and Moon Data for One Day
U.S. Naval Observatory
Astronomical Applications Department
Socorro, Socorro County, NM (Longitude W106° 53', Latitude N34° 3')
Friday, April 24, 1964
Mountain Standard Time                        

Begin civil twilight
  4:59 a.m.                                      
5:26 a.m.                                    
Sun transit
12:06 p.m.                                      
6:46 p.m.                                    
End civil twilight
7:12 p.m.                                     
4:40 a.m.                                      
5:03 p.m.                                      
Moon transit
11:09 p.m.                                       
5:09 a.m. on following day                                  
Closest Primary Moon Phase: Full Moon on April 26, 1964 at 10:49 a.m. (local standard time)

Phase of the Moon on April 24, 1964: Waxing Gibbous with 96% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

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