Ephemeris View

See the related links on the right side for basic information about ephemeris calculation options

Time Zone

The time zone is either the local time zone of the default location or the Universal Time (Greenwich Mean Time). Events are calculated for 0:00 of the underlying date.

Default Ephemeris

The ephemeris can be shown in western or vedic mode. Differences between these two modes are
  1. The list of planets is according to the configuration in Vedic resp. western astrology.
  2. The order of the planets is different: western mode has the astronomical order, Vedic mode has the week day order.
  3. Ayanamsa is calculated according to configuration for western/Vedic Ayanamsa.
  4. Nodes may be different, too (-according to configuration of true/mean node for western/Vedic mode).

Graphical Ephemeris

The graphical representation can be configured for different circle types (similiar to Unranian astrology).

Sunrise and Sunset

Sunrise and sunset are always calculated for the default location. Even the time zone UT has the corrdinates of the default location.

Sunrise and sunset can be configured in the Configure Ephemeris tab of the configuration dialog.

Ingress Events

This view calculates the ingress times of the objects. Western and Vedic show sign changes. Vedic view shows Nakshatra changes, too.

Tithi and Lunar Events

Tithis and lunar events are based upon the position of the Sun and the Moon, resp. the angle from Sun to Moon.

Western View

Western astrology pays attention to the classical aspects, e.g. conjunction for New Moon or opposition for Full Moon.

Vedic View

Vedic astrology divides the month (i.e. the time between 2 New Moon events) into 30 equal parts, each of 12 deg.

The first half is the bright part of the month (Sukla Paksha), the second half is the dark half of the month (Krishna Paksha).

Remark: The Tithi of a day is defined to be the Tithi at sunrise. So a birth before sunrise has the Tithi of the day before!

Krishnamurti Paddhati (K.P.) Events

K.P. events are are based upon the position of the Moon in her Nakshatras (Lunar mansions, stellar constellations).

Each Lunar position has a K.P. lord and sublord. These lords change from time to time, e.g. on a Nakshatra change of the Moon. The K.P. event view of Maitreya's ephemeris view calculates these events.

Classical K.P. astrology uses only Vimsottari Dasa. But the program calculates K.P. events for general Nakshatra Dasas, too. This feature is intended for research purposes.