Sunrise and Sunset

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by willisgt, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. willisgt

    willisgt Active Member Licensed User

    I've been absent from this forum for a good while now, It's good to finally have a project lead me back here.

    I'm trying to calculate the time of sunrise and sunset for any given date. I have tried a couple of algorithms I found on the net, but none is producing the correct result.

    Has anyone else implemented this?

    Best Regards,

    Gary

    :sign0085:
     
  2. N1c0_ds

    N1c0_ds Active Member Licensed User

  3. willisgt

    willisgt Active Member Licensed User

    Thanks for the link, it's one I hadn't found yet.

    Coding something like this isn't really a problem, it's just a lot of math. The problem I'm having is that the results are wrong - as in close, but substanitally different - from certifiably correct results for the same date, latitude and longitude.
     
  4. Mr_Gee

    Mr_Gee Active Member Licensed User

    As a workaround you could read a web page with the information..
    or does it need to be an "off-line" application?
     
  5. willisgt

    willisgt Active Member Licensed User

    I hadn't thought of reading the data off a web page, but you're right, that could probably be done.

    I'm told that there are tables out there somewhere with the data I need, but I can't seem to locate one. That would also probably do the job.

    Ideally, I'd like to make one of these algorithms work so I don't have to depend on tables or network access. I mean, this is just basic trigonometry, it shouldn't be this hard.
     
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