[AZ-Observing] Re: How High The Moon?

  • From: Tom Polakis <tpolakis@xxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 10:58:20 -0400

The term "lunar standstill" is used to describe the extremes in lunar 
declination.  The moon doesn't really stand still, but it does stand still in 
declination while it reverses direction (think calculus and sine waves).  The 
most extreme ranges in declination due to the moon's orbital tilt occurred in 
2006.  In another 8 years, the range in declination will be at its lowest.


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