AstronomyCurrentType

Relevant services. 

Contents. 

NameDescription
isotime

Local time stamp for the data in ISO 8601 format (including UTC offset).

Only returned if requested by specifying the parameter isotime.

Type: String/ISO8601 Timestamp

Example: 2012-04-17T00:57:42+02:00

utctime

UTC time stamp for the data in ISO 8601 format.

Only returned if requested by specifying the parameter utctime.

Type: String/ISO8601 Timestamp

Example: 2012-04-16T22:57:42

altitude

Altitude of the center of the queried astronomical object above an ideal horizon.

Type: Integer

azimuth

Horizontal direction of the astronomical object at set/rise time (referring to true north). North is 0 degrees, east is 90 degrees, south is 180 degrees and west is 270 degrees.

Type: Float (degrees)

distance

Distance of the earth's center to the center of the queried astronomical object in kilometers.

Type: Float (km)

illuminated

The fraction of the Moon's surface illuminated by the Sun's rays as seen from the selected location. Only available for the moon object.

Type: Float (percent)

posangle

The counterclockwise angle of the midpoint of the Moon's bright limb as seen from the selected location. Only available for the moon object.

Type: Float (degrees)

moonphase

The current phase of the moon. Only available for the moon object.

Type: Moon Phase

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