Loony on Lunars
Wed 26 Jan 2011 21:46
Course: 285 Speed: 5.8 Knots
Wind: East F3-4 Gentle to Moderate breeze
Weather: Sunny, warm
Day's Run (24 h 20 m): 140 miles
I tried to take a lunar distance this morning. This is where you measure the angle between the sun and the moon from which you can calculate longitude without a chronometer. It was very tricky bringing the moon from overhead to line up with the sun but eventually I managed it only to have the sun obscured by a large bank of cloud. By the time it had passed the mainsail was between the two heavenly bodies and then a short while later the moon set. Maybe I will have better luck tomorrow.
All is well.