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Reader Anthony D. writes: "Please send me some calculations of the moon, sun, zodiac signs on the date of Dec 21,2012".
I'm no astronomer or astrologer, so I was going to tell Anthony I couldn't do it, then I remembered my Lunabar and was able to provide him the following within five minutes:
Here is some info set for my latitude (34° 56' 0" S) and longitude (138° 35' 0" E), Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia.
Lunabar Sun Almanack for Friday, 21 December 2012
Sunrise: 6:28 morn. Sunset: 8:59 eve.
Length of Day: 14h. 31m.
Dawn: 5:58 morn. Dusk: 9:28 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 29m.
3° in the Constellation f Sagittarius, the Archer;
& 29° in the Sign f Sagittarius, the Bowman.
Lunabar Moon Almanack for Friday, 21 December 2012
Waxing, Gibbous Moon Age: 7 ¼ days.
Ascending Node is at 24° Scorpio.
In the 6th° of the Constellation i Pisces, the Fishes;
& in the 6th° of the Sign ^ Aries, the Ram.
Sets: 1:35 morn. Rises: 2:32 eve. Norths: 8:23 eve.
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Alfargh Al’awwal, Fore-spout of the Water-bucket, also known as Hauriens Primus, The Primary Spout.
Marked by the fix'd Stars: Markab & Scheat, in Pegasus.
You can get calculations for your own location with free Lunabar from http://infra-azure.org/lunabar/.
Lunabar is not only a brilliant calculator, it has a very attractive interface (several skins options) and each day's almanac has relevant snippets of poetry. It has plenty of info on the seasons as well, and chronological cycles and eras, moon void of course chart, and more. Highly recommended.