Sun and Moon May 15

Here are the positions of the sun and moon on the day of the battle. The weather was clear.

U.S. Naval Observatory

Astronomical Applications Department

Sun and Moon Data for One Day

The following information is provided for Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia (longitude W85.0, latitude N34.8):

    Sunday, 15 May 1864 Eastern Standard Time

SUN

Begin civil twilight5:08 a.m.
Sunrise5:36 a.m.
Sun transit12:36 p.m.
Sunset7:36 p.m
End civil twilight8:04 p.m.

MOON

Moonrise1:16 p.m. on preceding day
Moonset1:58 a.m.
Moonrise2:10 p.m.
Moon transit8:22 p.m.
Moonset2:28 a.m. on following day

Phase of the Moon on 15 May: waxing gibbous with 68% of the Moon’s visible disk illuminated. First quarter Moon on 13 May 1864 at 1:19 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/cgi-bin/aa_pap.pl10/28/2013

3 thoughts on “Sun and Moon May 15

  1. Why do they call it Civil time?

    On Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 1:30 PM They All Wore a Star wrote:

    > rgmiller41outlookcom posted: ” Here are the positions of the sun and moon > on the day of the battle. The weather was clear. U.S. Naval Observatory > Astronomical Applications Department Sun and Moon Data for One Day The > following information is provided for Dalton, Whitfield ” >

    1. Starting at midnight instead of noon. How was midnight determined? A guess is the observatory used the position of sun relative to Dalton on that date. But the overhead peak is not listed as exactly 12:00, raising more questions. Ask the Navy šŸ™‚

  2. Should have been able to see pretty well after sunset. Might not have wanted to though.

    On Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 2:30 PM They All Wore a Star wrote:

    > rgmiller41outlookcom posted: ” Here are the positions of the sun and moon > on the day of the battle. The weather was clear. U.S. Naval Observatory > Astronomical Applications Department Sun and Moon Data for One Day The > following information is provided for Dalton, Whitfield ” >

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s