Convert a POSIXt time to a sidereal time, using the method in Chapter 7 of reference 1. The small correction that he discusses after his equation 7.1 is not applied here.

siderealTime(t)

Arguments

t

a time, in POSIXt format, e.g. as created by as.POSIXct(), as.POSIXlt(), or numberAsPOSIXct(). If this is provided, the other arguments are ignored.

Value

A sidereal time, in hours in the range from 0 to 24.

References

  1. Meeus, Jean, 1982. Astronomical formulae for Calculators. Willmann-Bell. Richmond VA, USA. 201 pages

See also

Examples

t <- ISOdatetime(1978, 11, 13, 0, 0, 0, tz="UTC") print(siderealTime(t))
#> [1] 3.45037