Weather API Developer's Guide

Astronomy Forecast Example

This section provides an example of an astronomy forecast.

Note: The code examples use the placeholder text {YOUR_APP_CODE} and {YOUR_APP_ID} to indicate places where you should substitute your own unique app_id and app_code values. For more information about these authentication credentials, see Acquiring Credentials.

User Story

The user wants to obtain information on sun and moon rise and set times for Chicago, Illinois.

Request Summary

Resource: report – note that resource representation is specified via extensions .xml or .json
Parameters: product – indicates what kind of report the query requests; in this example, the query uses the parameter value forecast_astronomy to request astronomy information
  name – indicates the name of the city for which the query requests a weather report

Request

The code block below demonstrates the complete request, specifying that the response data are to be delivered in JSON.


https://weather.cit.api.here.com/weather/1.0/report.json
?app_id={YOUR_APP_ID}
&app_code={YOUR_APP_CODE}
&product=forecast_astronomy
&name=Chicago

Here is the same request indicating that the response data are to be delivered in XML.


https://weather.cit.api.here.com/weather/1.0/report.xml
?app_id={YOUR_APP_ID}
&app_code={YOUR_APP_CODE}
&product=forecast_astronomy
&name=Chicago

Response

The response to the request contains:

  • astronomy information for Chicago, Illinois

The example response in JSON format is as follows:


{
  "astronomy": {
  "astronomy": [
    {
    "sunrise": "7:12AM",
    "sunset": "4:14PM",
    "moonrise": "12:25PM",
    "moonset": "12:20AM",
    "moonPhase": 0.54,
    "moonPhaseDesc": "First Quarter",
    "iconName": "cw_first_qtr",
    "city": "Chicago",
    "latitude": 41.83,
    "longitude": -87.68,
    "utcTime": "2013-12-10T00:00:00.00-06:00"
    },
    {
    "sunrise": "7:13AM",
    "sunset": "4:14PM",
    "moonrise": "12:57PM",
    "moonset": "1:25AM",
    "moonPhase": 0.645,
    "moonPhaseDesc": "Waxing gibbous",
    "iconName": "cw_waxing_gibbous",
    "city": "Chicago",
    "latitude": 41.83,
    "longitude": -87.68,
    "utcTime": "2013-12-11T00:00:00.00-06:00"
    },
    {
    "sunrise": "7:14AM",
    "sunset": "4:14PM",
    "moonrise": "1:30PM",
    "moonset": "2:28AM",
    "moonPhase": 0.741,
    "moonPhaseDesc": "Waxing gibbous",
    "iconName": "cw_waxing_gibbous",
    "city": "Chicago",
    "latitude": 41.83,
    "longitude": -87.68,
    "utcTime": "2013-12-12T00:00:00.00-06:00"
    },
    {
    "sunrise": "7:14AM",
    "sunset": "4:14PM",
    "moonrise": "2:05PM",
    "moonset": "3:30AM",
    "moonPhase": 0.825,
    "moonPhaseDesc": "Waxing gibbous",
    "iconName": "cw_waxing_gibbous",
    "city": "Chicago",
    "latitude": 41.83,
    "longitude": -87.68,
    "utcTime": "2013-12-13T00:00:00.00-06:00"
    },
    {
    "sunrise": "7:15AM",
    "sunset": "4:15PM",
    "moonrise": "2:43PM",
    "moonset": "4:28AM",
    "moonPhase": 0.895,
    "moonPhaseDesc": "Waxing gibbous",
    "iconName": "cw_waxing_gibbous",
    "city": "Chicago",
    "latitude": 41.83,
    "longitude": -87.68,
    "utcTime": "2013-12-14T00:00:00.00-06:00"
    },
    {
    "sunrise": "7:16AM",
    "sunset": "4:15PM",
    "moonrise": "3:26PM",
    "moonset": "5:26AM",
    "moonPhase": 0.947,
    "moonPhaseDesc": "Full moon",
    "iconName": "cw_full_moon",
    "city": "Chicago",
    "latitude": 41.83,
    "longitude": -87.68,
    "utcTime": "2013-12-15T00:00:00.00-06:00"
    },
    {
    "sunrise": "7:17AM",
    "sunset": "4:15PM",
    "moonrise": "4:12PM",
    "moonset": "6:18AM",
    "moonPhase": 0.981,
    "moonPhaseDesc": "Full moon",
    "iconName": "cw_full_moon",
    "city": "Chicago",
    "latitude": 41.83,
    "longitude": -87.68,
    "utcTime": "2013-12-16T00:00:00.00-06:00"
    },
    {
    "sunrise": "7:17AM",
    "sunset": "4:15PM",
    "moonrise": "5:02PM",
    "moonset": "7:07AM",
    "moonPhase": 0.998,
    "moonPhaseDesc": "Full moon",
    "iconName": "cw_full_moon",
    "city": "Chicago",
    "latitude": 41.83,
    "longitude": -87.68,
    "utcTime": "2013-12-17T00:00:00.00-06:00"
    }
  ],
  "country": "United States",
  "state": "Illinois",
  "city": "Chicago",
  "latitude": 41.85003,
  "longitude": -87.65005,
  "timezone": -6
  },
  "feedCreation": "2013-12-10T15:44:37.120",
  "metric": true
}

The example response in XML format is as follows:


<WeatherReport>
  <astronomy timezone="-6" longitude="-87.65005" latitude="41.85003" city="Chicago" state="Illinois" country="United States">
    <astronomy utcTime="2013-12-10T00:00:00.00-06:00" longitude="-87.68" latitude="41.83" city="Chicago">
      <sunrise>7:12AM</sunrise>
      <sunset>4:14PM</sunset>
      <moonrise>12:25PM</moonrise>
      <moonset>12:20AM</moonset>
      <moonPhase>0.540</moonPhase>
      <moonPhaseDesc>First Quarter</moonPhaseDesc>
      <iconName>cw_first_qtr</iconName>
    </astronomy>
    <astronomy utcTime="2013-12-11T00:00:00.00-06:00" longitude="-87.68" latitude="41.83" city="Chicago">
      <sunrise>7:13AM</sunrise>
      <sunset>4:14PM</sunset>
      <moonrise>12:57PM</moonrise>
      <moonset>1:25AM</moonset>
      <moonPhase>0.645</moonPhase>
      <moonPhaseDesc>Waxing gibbous</moonPhaseDesc>
      <iconName>cw_waxing_gibbous</iconName>
    </astronomy>
    <astronomy utcTime="2013-12-12T00:00:00.00-06:00" longitude="-87.68" latitude="41.83" city="Chicago">
      <sunrise>7:14AM</sunrise>
      <sunset>4:14PM</sunset>
      <moonrise>1:30PM</moonrise>
      <moonset>2:28AM</moonset>
      <moonPhase>0.741</moonPhase>
      <moonPhaseDesc>Waxing gibbous</moonPhaseDesc>
      <iconName>cw_waxing_gibbous</iconName>
    </astronomy>
    <astronomy utcTime="2013-12-13T00:00:00.00-06:00" longitude="-87.68" latitude="41.83" city="Chicago">
      <sunrise>7:14AM</sunrise>
      <sunset>4:14PM</sunset>
      <moonrise>2:05PM</moonrise>
      <moonset>3:30AM</moonset>
      <moonPhase>0.825</moonPhase>
      <moonPhaseDesc>Waxing gibbous</moonPhaseDesc>
      <iconName>cw_waxing_gibbous</iconName>
    </astronomy>
    <astronomy utcTime="2013-12-14T00:00:00.00-06:00" longitude="-87.68" latitude="41.83" city="Chicago">
      <sunrise>7:15AM</sunrise>
      <sunset>4:15PM</sunset>
      <moonrise>2:43PM</moonrise>
      <moonset>4:28AM</moonset>
      <moonPhase>0.895</moonPhase>
      <moonPhaseDesc>Waxing gibbous</moonPhaseDesc>
      <iconName>cw_waxing_gibbous</iconName>
    </astronomy>
    <astronomy utcTime="2013-12-15T00:00:00.00-06:00" longitude="-87.68" latitude="41.83" city="Chicago">
      <sunrise>7:16AM</sunrise>
      <sunset>4:15PM</sunset>
      <moonrise>3:26PM</moonrise>
      <moonset>5:26AM</moonset>
      <moonPhase>0.947</moonPhase>
      <moonPhaseDesc>Full moon</moonPhaseDesc>
      <iconName>cw_full_moon</iconName>
    </astronomy>
    <astronomy utcTime="2013-12-16T00:00:00.00-06:00" longitude="-87.68" latitude="41.83" city="Chicago">
      <sunrise>7:17AM</sunrise>
      <sunset>4:15PM</sunset>
      <moonrise>4:12PM</moonrise>
      <moonset>6:18AM</moonset>
      <moonPhase>0.981</moonPhase>
      <moonPhaseDesc>Full moon</moonPhaseDesc>
      <iconName>cw_full_moon</iconName>
    </astronomy>
    <astronomy utcTime="2013-12-17T00:00:00.00-06:00" longitude="-87.68" latitude="41.83" city="Chicago">
      <sunrise>7:17AM</sunrise>
      <sunset>4:15PM</sunset>
      <moonrise>5:02PM</moonrise>
      <moonset>7:07AM</moonset>
      <moonPhase>0.998</moonPhase>
      <moonPhaseDesc>Full moon</moonPhaseDesc>
      <iconName>cw_full_moon</iconName>
    </astronomy>
  </astronomy>
  <feedCreation>2013-12-10T15:49:53.254Z</feedCreation>
  <metric>true</metric>
</WeatherReport>

For more details about responses to this type of request, see Report Response.