flash animation

Heliacal Rising Simulator

Demonstrates how the day of the year when a star is first visible in the morning (the heliacal rising) depends on the observer's latitude and the star's position on the celestial sphere.

Usage Instructions

Running this animation on your computer...

  1. right-click to download heliacalrisingsim.swf and heliacalrisingsim.html to the same directory
  2. open the html file in a browser to run the animation

Linking to this animation...

  1. copy and paste the code below into your webpage or blog:
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Putting this animation on your website...

  1. upload heliacalrisingsim.swf to the same directory as your webpage
  2. copy and paste the following code into your webpage:
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