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 Sun-Earth vector) from 1900-2100 C.E., 8 km for the 1800-2200 span, and perhaps 250 km over the 1000-3000.