To use Python Lunar in a project:
>>> import pylunar
Location: Boston, MA, USA
>>> mi = pylunar.MoonInfo((42, 21, 30), (-71, 3, 35))
Local Time: July 18, 2016 at 21:45
API requires UTC, so add 4 hours since on Daylight Savings (changes day)
>>> mi.update((2016, 7, 19, 1, 45, 0)) >>> mi.age() 14.613899383497483 >>> mi.fractional_phase() 0.9900636126401263 >>> mi.phase_name() 'WAXING_GIBBOUS'
This package also contains the
LunarFeatureContainer class which holds features on the moon for the Astronomical League’s Lunar Club and Lunar II observing programs. To create a container for the Lunar Club program, do.
>>> lc = pylunar.LunarFeatureContainer("Lunar") >>> lc.load() >>> len(lc) 90
There are 90 features available to this observing program. The container allows one to filter those features based on the position of the lunar terminator with respect to a given feature. The
LunarFeatureContainer.load() method can be passed a
MoonInfo instance to perform that filtering.
>>> lc.load(mi) >>> len(lc) 12
A container for Lunar II can be created by passing the LunarII string to the constructor of
Feature instances (
LunarFeature) can be obtained from the container in usual manner.
>>> for feature in lc: ... print(feature) Name = Grimaldi Lat/Long = (-5.38, -68.36) Type = Crater Delta Lat/Long = (5.72, 5.74) Name = Mare Crisium Lat/Long = (16.18, 59.10) Type = Mare Delta Lat/Long = (14.85, 19.02) ...