Saturday 28 September 2013 (Saturn)
THERE IS NO LUNAR DAY TODAY – The length of a month orbit/cycle is difficult to predict and varies from its average value. Because observations are subject to uncertainty and weather conditions, and astronomical methods are highly complex, there have been attempts to create fixed arithmetical rules.
The average length of the synodic month is 29.530589 days. This requires the length of a month to be alternately 29 and 30 days (termed respectively hollow and full). The distribution of hollow and full months can be determined using continued fractions, and examining successive approximations for the length of the month in terms of fractions of a day. Therefore, we miss a “lunar day” some months and we have two on the same day in some months.
Moon Void-of-Course: No moon void-of-course today.
Sunrise: 06:56 BST; Sunset: 18:47 BST
U.S. and Canada:
Sunrise: 7:16 DST; Sunset: 19:14 DST (add one hour for New Brunswick, Canada) – these are East coast times. Please look in your daily newspaper or online for the times where you are located in the US and Canada. It would be quite impossible to fit them all here, sorry
The planetary hours will begin with Saturn for the first hour, 2. Jupiter, 3. Mars, 4. Sun, 5. Venus, 6. Mercury, 7. Moon, 8. Saturn, 9. Jupiter, 10. Mars, 11. Sun, 12. Venus
In order to figure the planetary hours exactly, figure out the total hours between Sunrise and Sunset (in your time zone), then convert into minutes. Divide by 12 and this will be the exact planetary hour time for each. Remember to accurately figure the sunrise and sunset for your time zone first