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What is the simplest way to approximate time after the sun has set? If all you want is a rough approximation, this this is extremely easy. For example, if you wake up in the middle of the night, you may just want to be able to look up and get some idea of how much time has passed and how long it is until dawn. Once it gets dark, pick anything in the sky ...


There are very simple ways to use both the moon and the stars to tell time at night. The moon can be used without complicated charts, and the stars can be used with a simple star dial. Here are links: Telling time with the moon without complicated charts, like the one here To tell time using the stars (if you are a newbie and haven't observed the big ...

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