Today I did an clean install of stellarium after the previous version literally burned my ram out. After doing so Immediately noticed that the sky was off by exactly 3 hours. Stellarium is telling me sunset here is at 13:10, yet from what I observed it's actually at 16:10. The location is custom and is correct, the time is also my current time when I noticed this. Attached is an screen shot, I suspect I am making a stupid mistake somewhere, if you guys have any ideas please share as I am currently at an lost.
Screen shot link: http://s8.postimage.org/fpijg3hgl/Screenshot_2.png
Actual sunset time for Boston: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=43 (Nov 22 2012)
I know this is almost 5 years after your question but I've just noticed a three-hour difference, too. When plotting lunar apogees and perigees from sources found online (which are usually only one or two minutes and a couple of kilometers different from one another), Stellarium placed the lunar perigee of June 1, 1981 from southeastern USA at approx. 12:12:26 (UTC-5) at approx. 352,353.2 kilometers when...
all put the June 1st perigee around 09:20 (UTC-5) at approx. 358,470 kilometers (+/- 5km). Is there a way to update/compensate/fix this?
Stellarium 0.9.1 doesn't support time zones.
Perigee distances are usually listed with geocentric distances. Stellarium by default gives topocentric data. Obviously, you are using topocentric data, this makes a "peritopocentricum". Switch off Topocentric Coordinates and find perigee near 14:20 UT with distance 358.475km.
I just uninstalled 15.2 (what I used in my previous post) and installed 16.0 and the June 1, 1981 lunar perigee is now showing at approx. 12:12:33 (UTC-5) at 352,348.116 km. I have been working with 15.2 since I downloaded it in May 2017 and just today noticed the release of 16.0 this past June. The time is still off by the same interval. I have the location set to Mississippi, USA at UTC-5:00 with the custom time zone box checked. Am I still missing something?
Yes, of course, you tried comparison geocentric (from links above) and topocentric distance to the Moon (in Stellarium by default). Please compare distances with same zero point.
THANK YOU SO MUCH! You are an amazing help! I have been trying to research this difference since July 19th and I have no hair left to pull out. I feel slightly dumb but OH so grateful for your input. Thanks for helping this poor fellow out.
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