JPL New Format for Ephemeris #APCC


dnakic@...
 

Just today I was using Horizons and went to JPL Website to download Ephemeris.  I did both the text file download and the data and the format looks a bit different.  Note, the website looks different too.  The data pull would not work in Horizons.  Appreciate insight into issue.

Header format:
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 Revised: July 31, 2013             Moon / (Earth)                          301
 
 GEOPHYSICAL DATA (updated 2018-Aug-15):
  Vol. mean radius, km  = 1737.53+-0.03    Mass, x10^22 kg       =    7.349
  Radius (gravity), km  = 1738.0           Surface emissivity    =    0.92
  Radius (IAU), km      = 1737.4           GM, km^3/s^2          = 4902.800066
  Density, g/cm^3       =    3.3437        GM 1-sigma, km^3/s^2  =  +-0.0001  
  V(1,0)                =   +0.21          Surface accel., m/s^2 =    1.62
  Earth/Moon mass ratio = 81.3005690769    Farside crust. thick. = ~80 - 90 km
  Mean crustal density  = 2.97+-.07 g/cm^3 Nearside crust. thick.= 58+-8 km 
  Heat flow, Apollo 15  = 3.1+-.6 mW/m^2   Mean angular diameter = 31'05.2"
  Heat flow, Apollo 17  = 2.2+-.5 mW/m^2   Sid. rot. rate, rad/s = 0.0000026617
  Geometric Albedo      = 0.12             Mean solar day        = 29.5306 d
  Obliquity to orbit    = 6.67 deg         Orbit period          = 27.321582 d
  Semi-major axis, a    = 384400 km        Eccentricity          = 0.05490
  Mean motion, rad/s    = 2.6616995x10^-6  Inclination           = 5.145 deg
  Apsidal period        = 3231.50 d        Nodal period          = 6798.38 d
                                 Perihelion  Aphelion    Mean
  Solar Constant (W/m^2)         1414+-7     1323+-7     1368+-7
  Maximum Planetary IR (W/m^2)   1314        1226        1268
  Minimum Planetary IR (W/m^2)      5.2         5.2         5.2
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Thanks,
Don