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From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 20:26:03 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <938746.7706.qm@web112611.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: chris@e-beer.net.au
Cc: public-egov-ig@w3.org
I finally got around to modifying the NOAA sunrise/sunset page.  This now reflects a 7 day "forecast".  The page now computes the sunrise, sunset, daylight duration as well as the three twilight times (Civil, Nautical and Astronomical).  The page is : http://www.rustprivacy.org/sun/sol-au.html
If all else fails, press the Load button and scroll down.  The page was written in an ancient JavaScript.  What can I say.

To use it for other locations beside the default Sydney Opera House you'll need to have latitudes and longitudes.  I looked for some heritage related stuff in the US and Australia (National Parks, etc.), but no luck.  I did find a nice data base of past and present Australian Weather Stations (earliest: 1799 AD (!)).  Unfortunately my web site chokes on the 8 MB zip file (two PDF's).  It's a pity too.  The data base has some very interesting station closings in 1941, my guess would be the first week in December - I guess running Weather Stations on remote South Pacific Islands is good Coastwatcher training.

In any case, to have some test cases I posted a draft of the "Spookville Community Directory".  This is a list of Top Level Country Domains (Government Entities) in HTML with embedded RDFa.  It has latitudes, longitudes and time zones for Capitals and so can be used to test the sunrise scripts.  

That page is here: http://www.rustprivacy.org/sun/svc.html



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