Michael McDonald wrote:
2008/12/15 Chakat Sandwalker
If you were really interested in having the moon
phases on the calendar,
I'd hope that there was a way to change them for the Southern
Hemisphere; the example calendar they show displays the Northern
Hemisphere moon phases.
No (practical?) difference between North & South. "Official" timing
of phases will be independent of the position of an observer (eg full
moon is when the moon is directly behind the Earth). At that moment,
you might be able to argue that people residing where the sun is
rising (or setting) perceive that the moon is not quite full. Time
difference to account for that would be about 6 hours.
errrm I believe the phases as shown should be reversed left-right -- the
moon travels in the opposite direction, is rightside-up (or upside-down,
if we pay them troublesome northern-hemisphere bods any mind), and the
terminator travels left-to-right. nowt to do with the time of the phases!