Time and Date

  • Nobody/Anonymous

    How can I change the date without clicking down the mouse button 2008 times!? I want to simulate the night sky in Jerusalem on June 17, 2 BC.

    • Matthew Gates

      Matthew Gates - 2006-02-08

      There are a few methods. Bear in mind that the precision and or existence of predictions for some bodies are invalid outside certain time bounds. Only some of the planetary popsitions will be valid at the time you mentioned. There are some details in the forthcoming version of the guide. Hold on a few days until I sort of the re-organisation.

      You have a few options:

      1. Use the controls described here:


      Pressing the j key many times and time will fly (be careful, it can go too fast...)

      1. Use the controls in the config dialog (awkward, as you pointed out)

      2. Write a script to set the time, put it in the configroot/data/scripts directory, restart Stellarium and run the script. See here for details:


      1. Enable the script bar are run a scripting command from there. See here for more info:




  • Anonymous - 2013-02-21

    Trying to view east Jerusalem at sunrise on 9/23/2017

  • Anonymous - 2013-03-05

    hi friends!!
    I remember you that you can simply edit the value 2008 or whatever in the date/time window!!
    Every field in that window is editable... you can delete values and you can input the values you need: very easy!!! no need of mouse clicks... no need of scripts...



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