get_sun¶

astropy.coordinates.
get_sun
(time)[source]¶ Determines the location of the sun at a given time (or times, if the input is an array
Time
object), in geocentric coordinates. Parameters
 time
Time
The time(s) at which to compute the location of the sun.
 time
 Returns
Notes
The algorithm for determining the sun/earth relative position is based on the simplified version of VSOP2000 that is part of ERFA. Compared to JPL’s ephemeris, it should be good to about 4 km (in the SunEarth vector) from 19002100 C.E., 8 km for the 18002200 span, and perhaps 250 km over the 10003000.