Sailors Choice                        Sun, Stars, Moon & Tides

Navigation by solar and stellar sightings have been guiding sailors for hundreds of years while the location of the moon above governs the tides that we sail in and the currents that either carry us or hinder our passages. 
First things first. Hungry? Moonpies Moon Names
Moon Phases, waxing and waning, rising and setting,
get the scoop
January - Old Moon, Moon after Yule
About Water Levels, Tides & Currents  what makes the tides, 
how are tide predicted and how is a tide measured.
February - Sucker-Spawning Moon, Snow Moon
Tide Tables for Baja California March - Lenten Moon, Sap Moon, Crow Moon
Tide Predictions April - Budding Moon, Egg Moon, Grass Moon
Sun or Moon Rise/Set Table for One Year, this page provides
a way for you to obtain a table of the times of sunrise/sunset, moonrise/moonset, or the beginning and end of twilight, 
for one year.
May - Planting Moon, Milk Moon
June - Rose Moon, Flower Moon,
Interactive Marine Buoy Observations, direct from NOAA and
the National Weather Service, USA, searchable by location
 Strawberry Moon
July - Thunder Moon, Hay Moon
National Geographic’s Virtual Solar System, your chance to 
discover the wonders of our solar system in a spectacular 3-D
environment. Take a fly-by tour of the sun and each planet in 
its orbit.
August - Green Corn Moon, Grain Moon, Rice-Making Moon
September - Harvest
Earth & Sky daily report, great information  Moon, Fruit Moon
Visible Stars Chart, interactive to your location, shows you
where Uranus, the rest of the planets and the stars will be tonight
October - Hunters Moon, Falling-Leaves Moon
Astronomical Society of Victoria of Melbourne, Australia 
(Includes pages for the southern night sky from month to month
and a list of southern hemisphere meteor showers.)
November - Frosty Moon, Beaver Moon, 
- Before Yule
AstroWeb,a great way to find your way around the cosmos 
through the net
The Sacramento Bee
Get Lost in the Stars, a great place to find "Pretty Pictures" 
of what's up
Blue Moon - 2 Full Moons within one month

Go with the big guys, JPL's got the ticket (Jet Propolsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California)

NOAA's Geostationary Satellite Server,   Vapor, infrared and visibility satellite images, the newest, the NOAA-K, now NOAA-15, satellite was launched May 13, 1998 at 8:52 PDT (11:52 Eastern Time) from VAFB. The spacecraft was injected in a nominal polar orbit (450 x 450 nautical miles) with an inclination  of 98.7 degrees.

A Short Guide to Celestial Navigation
an online explanation and guide, thank you, Henning Umland
 On-line Nautical Almanac, thanks to Orion
After all this, just what time is it? United States Naval Observatory time
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