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Example: how to find candle-lighting times for San Jose, Costa Rica.

  1. Go to the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names at http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/tgn/
  2. Type “San Jose” in the Find box and click “Search” button
  3. Click on the link that says “San Jose, Costa Rica, inhabited place”
  4. Note the latitude/longitude represented in “degrees minutes direction” (in the example of San Jose, Costa Rica it is Lat: 09 56 N and Long: 084 05 W) and write this information down on a sheet of paper
  5. Go to the Hebcal Interactive Jewish Calendar at http://www.hebcal.com/hebcal/
  6. In the “Candle lighting times” section, click on the link that says “select by latitude/longitude
  7. Type the latitude and longitude into the form (9 degrees, 56 minutes North Latitude, 84 degrees 5 minutes West Longitude)
  8. Select the Time zone and Daylight Saving Time options specific to your location
  9. Click “Get Calendar” button at the bottom of the form