The Moon is our closest celestial neighbor and the most prominent object in the night sky. Although the Moon is so much smaller than the Sun, it strongly affects everything on the Earth, including many aspects of your life. Not only tides and animals are affected by the Moon phases, but also they influence human emotions, relationships, blood pressure an even finances. If you keep track of the Moon, you will soon discover some amazing relationships.
Deluxe Moon app has a dual purpose: to keep you as informed as possible about the Moon and help you track and discover more about moon relationships.
At First Glance
The main screen is focused on a large graphic of the Moon in its present moon phase based on your location. Your location is automatically determined by the GPS or you can set the location manually.
On the main screen you can also see the current phase of the moon and your current coordinates, while the moon is surrounded by the time, current Zodiac sign, and the percent of illuminated surface. At the bottom, you will find the current age of the moon, times when to expect the present night’s moonrise, zenith, and moonset.
When Is The Next Moon Phase?
Slide the screen a couple of times and you will see an info screen with precise future moon phase dates and times, moon azimuth diagram as well as several Moon parameters.
If you tap on a Zodiac sign icon on the main screen, you can enjoy animated circles with two types of Zodiacs: tropical, sidereal as well as astronomical constellations. The current Zodiac sign is shown with a ray. It also bears the current moon phase icon.
If the current ecliptic longitude of the Moon is within 3 degrees from the sign borders, the ray on which the moon sits will widen: this situation signifies Void-Of-Course for the Moon.
Moon Phases in Your Life
To get to a moon calendar, tap on the percent illuminated surface icon on he left part of main screen or just slide the screen to the left. The calendar is filled with small moon images that relfect moon phases for each day. A two arrow sign on the bottom will bring you to a Zodiac calendar, where moon phase icons are replaced with daily Zodiac signs.
Under The Hood
Deluxe Moon has options to control different aspects of the location, time, and date settings. You can set the application to determine your location either automatically using the GPS or by country, or by entering your coordinates. The time and timezone can be also set individually to adhere to the system clock, or you can set a custom values manually. You can also define custom settings for the time and GMT offset.
Another option lets you to set the tropical or sidereal Zodiac. Both use the same sign systems, but come from different practices. Western astrology uses the tropical approach, whereas Hindu astrology takes the sidereal one.
What Is Unique?
Among hard-to-find feature Deluxe Moon has a detailed gardening by the Moon tips for each day as well as Zodiac and Moon day decriptions. A full list of features includes:
• Moon calendar with moon phases and zodiac signs.
• Moon compass shows current moon azimuth as well as moonrise and
• Phase scan tells you when the next phase will be.
• Automatic positioning by GPS or cellular network.
• Network independence: works anywhere without Internet or
• Flexibility: you can manually set location, time, date and UTC offset.
• Three animated Zodiac circles.
• Sidereal and tropical zodiacs along with astronomical constellations.
• Void-Of-Course: when the Moon transits from one Zodiac sign to another.
• Percent of the illuminated moon area.
• Moonrise and moonset, Zenith and Nadir times for your location.
• Moon Timers: amount of time since moonrise and until moonset.
• Current moon’s age: how far along the moon is in its full cycle.
Deluxe Moon Classic Video
Deluxe Moon is so popular that we considered creating the application for most major mobile platform. Deluxe Moon is available for:
- Window Phone 7
- Windows Mobile
- Web Demo for Window Phone 7 for PC or Mac