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Planned

Minutes as Degrees

CYA 6 months ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 6 months ago 1

The calendar is great.

Have any updates been made to put zmanim in according to minutes as degrees? The time is fine for getting a maximum but would be inaccurate for the shorter Halachic Hours.

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Planned

Thanks for using Hebcal!

We offer several options for developers to customize zmanim by degrees or minutes. Currently both Havdalah and fast end times can be configured as degrees (defaulting to 8.5 and 7.083 respectively). These options are documented in the @hebcal/core README.

For regular users, unfortunately, we do not yet offer the ability to specify degrees on the Hebcal.com website. There's a toggle between 8.5 degrees for Havdalah (default) or user-specified minutes past sundown. The current website design is limited in this simplicity, which seems to work for the majority of users. At some point we'd like to add more configuration options to the website.

If you are a website user, what kind of settings would you like access to? Do you have an example application you've seen that could help to demonstrate the kind of user interface for setting these options that you could share a screenshot of?

Answer
Planned

Thanks for using Hebcal!

We offer several options for developers to customize zmanim by degrees or minutes. Currently both Havdalah and fast end times can be configured as degrees (defaulting to 8.5 and 7.083 respectively). These options are documented in the @hebcal/core README.

For regular users, unfortunately, we do not yet offer the ability to specify degrees on the Hebcal.com website. There's a toggle between 8.5 degrees for Havdalah (default) or user-specified minutes past sundown. The current website design is limited in this simplicity, which seems to work for the majority of users. At some point we'd like to add more configuration options to the website.

If you are a website user, what kind of settings would you like access to? Do you have an example application you've seen that could help to demonstrate the kind of user interface for setting these options that you could share a screenshot of?