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meeusjs

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MeeusJs

MeeusJs is an implementation of some algorithms of the Book 'Astronomical Algorithms of Jean Meeus' in Javascript. It follows the second edition, copyright 1998, with corrections as of August 10, 2009.

The library can be used to calculate sun and moon positions and their phases (rise, transmit, set) on a high accuracy.

The library is about 20kb (minimized) and licensed under MIT. It includes various unit tests against the data of http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/horizons.cgi.

The sourcecode is written by Fabio Soldati (@fabiz) from http://www.peakfinder.org.

Package contents

Currently the following chapters are implemented:

Chapter Module
3. Interpolation A.Interp
7. Julian Day A.JulianDay
10. Dynamical Time and Universal Time A.DeltaT
11. The Earth's Globe A.Globe
12. Sidereal Time at Greenwich A.Sidereal
13. Transformation of Coordinates A.Coord
14. The Parallactic Angle, and three other Topics A.Moon
15. Rising, Transit, and Setting A.Rise
16. Atmospheric Refraction A.Refraction
22. Nutation and the Obliquity of the Ecliptic A.Nutation
23. Apparent Place of a Star A.Nutation
25. Solar Coordinates A.Solar
27. Equinoxes and Solstices A.Solstice
40. Correction for Parallax A.Parallax
47. Position of the Moon A.Moon
48. Illuminated Fraction of the Moon's Disk A.MoonIllum
49. Phases of the Moon A.MoonPhase

Usage example

Sun

 
// gets sun position and times for zurich
var jdo = new A.JulianDay(new Date()); // now
var coord = A.EclCoord.fromWgs84(47.3957, 8.4867, 440); // zurich
 
// gets the position of the sun
var tp = A.Solar.topocentricPosition(jdo, coord, true);
// print azi and alt
console.log(tp.hz.toString()); 
 
// gets the rise, transit and set time of the sun for today
var times = A.Solar.times(jdo, coord);
    
// print rise, transit and set in universal time
console.log("rise:" + A.Coord.secondsToHMSStr(times.rise) + 
          ", transit:" + A.Coord.secondsToHMSStr(times.transit) + 
          ", set:" +  A.Coord.secondsToHMSStr(times.set));

Moon

 
// gets the moon position and times for zurich
var jdo = new A.JulianDay(new Date()); // now
var coord = A.EclCoord.fromWgs84(47.3957, 8.4867, 440); // zurich
 
// gets the position of the moon
var tp = A.Moon.topocentricPosition(jdo, coord, true);
// print azi and alt
console.log(tp.hz.toString() + ", dist:" + tp.delta); 
 
// gets the rise, transit and set time of the moon for today
var times = A.Moon.times(jdo, coord);
    
// print rise, transit and set in universal time
console.log("rise:" + A.Coord.secondsToHMSStr(times.rise) + 
          ", transit:" + A.Coord.secondsToHMSStr(times.transit) + 
          ", set:" +  A.Coord.secondsToHMSStr(times.set));
          
 
// print moon phase and illuminated
var suneq = A.Solar.apparentTopocentric(jdo, coord);
var i = A.MoonIllum.phaseAngleEq2(tp.eq, suneq);
var k = A.MoonIllum.illuminated(i);
var chi =  A.MoonIllum.positionAngle(moontp.eq, suneq);
 
console.log("phase:" + i + ", illuminated:" + k + ", angle:" + chi);

Changelog

1.0.3 — Jan 18, 2017

  • Fixed bug on A.JulianDay.jdToDate

1.0.2 — Mar 18, 2016

  • Added solistice

1.0.1 — Mar 04, 2016

  • Fixed bug of MoonIllum
  • Added approxTransit to Moon and Solar
  • Added toDate method the JulianDay

1.0.0 — Mar 02, 2016

  • First commit.

Install

npm i meeusjs

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1.0.4

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