This section describes known issues with the system
You may experience endpoint timeouts (
HTTP 504) - specifically in the studio endpoints. Retrying the request with the same request parameters will work.
Due to high resource consumption, you may experience too many requests (
HTTP 429). Rate limiting is enforced on all consumers based on their IP and overall API consumption. Retrying after some time will resolve this error. If you require high API usage please send an email to [email protected]
Rapid API and rate limiting
If you're authenticating with Rapid API you may receive a rate limit exceeded error. Simply get your own API key from the Astronomy API console instead of using the shared Rapid API key.
Astronomy API calculates coordinates based on the geolocation details you specify in the request. Due to the precision of the location and algorithm difference, the coordinates can be slightly different than what you would find in other astronomical software.
Depending on the hemisphere you live on earth, the side of the moon that's up might change. Use the
orientationparameter in the request to change the direction. see Moon Phase for details.