So I want the web front end to give some other data, that might be of use to people.
Since I am also into astronomy, I would like to know what phase the moon is in (not that we’ve seen all that much of it recently). Turns out some clever bloke has written a php class to tell you what phase the moon is in, source is available via github.
PHP 5.1+ contains functions for calculating sunrise and sunset. As far as I can see there’s 3 functions, date_sunrise, date_sunset and date_sun_info. The latter looks like the best bet as you don’t have to supply as many variables.
Now I just need to get the GPS coords for my flat.