A program that calculates your astronomical ephemerides!
If you want to give a try to Kosmorro, head to its official download page and follow the instructions that correspond to your operating system.
Before you run Kosmorro in your development environment, check you have installed these programs on your system:
Clone this repository and run
poetry install to install all the dependencies.
Then, run Kosmorro by invoking
poetry run kosmorro.
For comfort, you may want to invoke
poetry shell first and then just
Using Kosmorro is as simple as invoking
kosmorro in your terminal!
By default, it will give you the current Moon phase and, if any, the events that will occur today.
To get the rise, culmination and set of the objects of the Solar system, you will need to give it your position on Earth: get your current coordinates (with OpenStreetMap for instance), and give them to Kosmorro by invoking it with the following parameters:
--latitude=X --longitude=Y (replace
X by the latitude and
Y by the longitude).
Kosmorro has a lot of available options. To get a list of them, run
kosmorro --help, or read its manual with
Note: the first time it runs, Kosmorro will download some important files needed to make the computations. They are stored in a cache folder named
.kosmorro-cache located in your home directory (
/home/<username> on Linux,
/Users/<username> on macOS).
Kosmorro can export the computation results to PDF files, but this feature requires first that you install some additional dependencies. You can find documentation about this on Kosmorro’s website.
Kosmorro is translated on Weblate, a popular free platform for crowd-sourced internationalization. If you speak a language that is not supported yet, feel free to contribute!