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#32 More lunar info - distance / velocity

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nobody
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2005-01-18
2005-01-18
Anonymous
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Knowing when the lunar apogee and perigees are is very
useful. For instance, when the perigee (closest point)
happens, the moon is very close travelling very fast
and this has a large effect on our atmosphere, often
causing storms and earthquakes - especially when
combined with the full/new moon (think: net
gravitational force extremes) and northern/southern
declination as happened in Indonesia recently (and,
incidentally, similarly 9 lunar nodal cycles ago in
1833 in roughly the same place).

Ideally I'd like to be able to see the velocity and
distance from the earth (obviously, related ;)) of the
moon in the details page.

Does astrolib have that information available?

Sam.

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