Predicting Apogee and Perigee of the Moon

This MATLAB script uses the MICE geometry finder to predict the time of lunar apogee and perigee.


Updated Mon, 24 Jan 2022 13:20:30 +0000

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Predicts the TDB times and geocentric distance of local and global apogee and perigee events of the Moon. This script uses the MICE version of the geometry finder (cspice_gfdist) and the JPL de421.bsp binary ephemeris for the core computations.

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David Eagle (2023). Predicting Apogee and Perigee of the Moon (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2019b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

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Version Published Release Notes

Updated to use version N66 of the MICE routines.

Minor update to main script (list of required support files). Verified script works with MICE version N65 under Windows.