Daily Archives: March 1, 2014

Basic Celestial Concepts

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Because the stars, sun, and moon are available most of the time   throughout the world, celestial navigation is a useful means to   determine your position and cross-check the accuracy of your GPS. Each   celestial observation you take provides an LOP or line of position. During   the day, when the sun may be the only visible body, this kind of navigation   will mean using single LOPs. Fortunately, about half the time the moon is   also visible during the day, and can provide a second LOP to give you a fix.