The moon phases influence on the beginning of astronomical dawn determination in Yogyakarta

Raisal, Abu Yazid and Pramudya, Yudhiakto and Okimustafa, Okimustafa and Muchlas, M (2017) The moon phases influence on the beginning of astronomical dawn determination in Yogyakarta. International Journal of Science and Applied Science: Conference Series, 2 (1). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2549-4627

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In astronomy, there are three types of dawn. They are astronomical,
nautical, and civil dawn. The sunlight is starting to appear on the east horizon when the Sun altitude is 18o below the horizon. Hence, there is a change on the sky brightness. The sky brightness can be affected by the moon phases. The sky brightness level is monitored by Sky Quality Meter (SQM). The SQM was installed upward to the zenith. There are 4 locations of measurement in Yogyakarta. The data has been collected for nine months to obtain the complete moon phases. The beginning of astronomical dawn is time when the sky brightness level is starting to decrease. The moving average algorithm was employed to determine the beginning of astronomical dawn. The time when the astronomical
dawn begins is compared with the sun altitude calculation. The sun altitude calculation has been done using accurate times software. The difference of the beginning of astronomical dawn by measurement and calculation are 18.61±6.81 minutes, 19.12±3.28 minutes, 31.12±7.76 minutes, and 27.24±8.04 minutes, on the new moon (0), on the first quarter (0.25), on the full moon (0.5) and on the last quarter (0.75), respectively. The weather condition is also contributing to the results.

Item Type: Artikel Umum
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisi / Prodi: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan) > S2-Masters in Physics Education (S2-Pendidikan Fisika)
Depositing User: Dr. Muchlas , M.T.
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:03
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:03

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