Hover over sunrise/sunset to show civil/aeronautical/astronomical twilight?


I tried hovering over various parts of the sunrise/sunset chart to see if this was already implemented, but it didn’t see to be.

It would be nice to know when each of these events happens. I’ve currently got a wrapper around sunwait to quickly print this to my terminal, but it’d be lovely to have telescopius do it for me.

   Sun directly north/south: 12:21
             Twilight angle: -0.83 degrees (daylight)
          Day with twilight: 06:59 to 17:44
                      It is: Day (or twilight)

General Information (no offset) ...

 Times ...         Daylight: 06:59 to 17:44
        with Civil twilight: 06:33 to 18:10
     with Nautical twilight: 06:02 to 18:40
 with Astronomical twilight: 05:32 to 19:11

 Duration ...    Day length: 10:45 hours
        with civil twilight: 11:36 hours
     with nautical twilight: 12:37 hours
 with astronomical twilight: 13:38 hours

Not exactly what you are looking for, but if you go to Targets > Planets, you can also see Sun and Moon information: Solar System objects rise, transit and set times

There’s still some information missing but I’m planning to create a standalone page for the Sun and the Moon, pretty much like planets have, adding this kind of information.

I hope this helps in the meantime!

Mostly it was a quick indication of what’s in the sky and when. Sometimes I can get a few minutes after nautical night…

In the meantime I’ve modified my stellarium wrapper to display a popup (xmessage) with the sun altitudes, and set stellarium’s startup time to nautical twilight.

Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but you can actually search for Targets > Deep Sky and set the initial time to Nautical sunset. Does this help?

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Interesting. I’ll give that a try.

Just wanted to let you know that the sidebar now shows all the sunset/sunrise values, among other things. I hope you find it useful!


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Awesome, that suits my needs exactly.


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