chaosmagpy.coordinate_utils.sun_position

chaosmagpy.coordinate_utils.sun_position(time)[source]

Computes the sun’s position in longitude and colatitude at a given time (mjd2000).

It is accurate for years 1901 through 2099, to within 0.006 deg. Input shape is preserved.

Parameters
timendarray, shape (…)

Time given as modified Julian date, i.e. with respect to the date 0h00 January 1, 2000 (mjd2000).

Returns
thetandarray, shape (…)

Geographic colatitude of sun’s position in degrees \([0^\circ, 180^\circ]\).

phindarray, shape (…)

Geographic east longitude of sun’s position in degrees \((-180^\circ, 180^\circ]\).

References

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