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Learn About Earth’s Nearest Neighbor – The Moon
Predict Moon Phases And More, Past, Present or Future

Get Prepared For A Global Explosion of Interest In The Moon!

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Learn the Moon with the Lunar Explorer

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Current Version: V3.35

Lunar phases prediction software used by amateur astronomers, teachers, military people, photographers, gardeners, fishermen, hunters, hikers, researchers, psychologists, astrologers, stockbrokers, Wiccan, new-age, religious groups and more!

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Still the best program on Earth regarding the Moon. – Eam Keyers

The Moon has seen a resurgence of interest in the last few years, both in space exploration and among amateur astronomers. Of course, it’s always been of interest to military people, hunters, fishermen and gardeners as well as to those where the Moon plays a large part in their religion.

Telescope sales have exploded in the last five years as the cost of a decent instrument has fallen so low that very good ‘scopes now only cost a couple of hundred dollars. This has opened up the skies to a whole new generation of skywatchers.

As our cities grow ever larger, the amount of lighting has also increased and many city-dwellers are hard-pushed to see anything but the brightest stars in their neon-glow skies. But the Moon, being the second brightest object in the sky (after the Sun) suffers no such indignity. It serenely crosses the sky, ever visible (providing clouds allow!) regardless of the amount of light pollution.

Latest News About The Moon

Get these and many other news stories and podcasts with LunarPhase Pro

For the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Moon Observer

Not just an interactive Moon Atlas, LunarPhase Pro (for Win98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8 tablets) is a moon observer’s software toolkit designed to help you learn about the Moon and make your lunar observing sessions more productive.

It produces a calendar of Moon Phases (a moon phase or lunar calendar) amongst many other features. By using the integrated observation planning tools and the general lunar data presented on screen, you’ll be able to easily plan for an observing session and be productive while observing.

Want to know when the next full moon occurs or the moon phase today, when the moon will be visible tonight or when is the full moon this (or any) month? LunarPhase Pro answers these questions and includes a huge range of features, all integrated together into one low cost solution.

No other moon astronomy software package matches the range of tools included.

Described by one reviewer as the Swiss Army Knife of Moon software, LunarPhase Pro has been written with you, the observer, in mind and is very easy to learn and use. Its simple, yet powerful features will provide you with the information you require to make your Moon observing sessions more fun!

Astronomy For Kids

If you’re into astronomy for kids, then the software is a great teaching tool and many teachers have bought it to educate their pupils about the Moon and its motions.

Astronomy For Beginners

If you’re a beginner in the world of astronomy and new to amateur astronomy, then there’s no better object to start your astronomical journey with than the Moon. No matter how light polluted (or not) it is where you live, the Moon can always be observed, apart from when clouds get in the way.

And there’s far more to the Moon than an orb that moves about the sky. With LunarPhase Pro, you’ll learn about the phases of the moon, lunar libration and where and what features are on its surface. And the software has a telescope simulator just for those cloudy nights when they do occur!

Moon Phases

While the Moon’s phase is constantly changing, there are four well-known lunar phases: full moon, last quarter, new moon, and first quarter.

In between these four major phases, the moon goes through additional phases, changing slightly each day: gibbous waning moon, crescent waning moon, crescent waxing moon and gibbous waxing moon. These all make up the 8 phases of the moon.

Using LunarPhase Pro, you’ll be able to see these phases occurring at an accelerated rate (with the animation of the moon for a month) and you’ll see how the changing phase, combined with lunar libration changes how the moon looks from day to day.


An animation in LunarPhase Pro showing lunar libration and the changing phase of the moon

Astronomy Tools

LunarPhase Pro has been built to a large degree on the suggestions and comments from users and I’m only an email away if you have any queries, comments or suggestions. Here are some screenshots from the software, showing what it can do (this is only a selection, not a comprehensive set)…


Monthly Ephemeris Screen

Moon Visibility Screen

Moon Phases Diagram

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Videos:

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Main screen displays all the information you need at a glance incl. current moon phase
View moon information for different times and dates
Simulates the Moon exactly as it appears in the sky
Tells you what constellation the Moon is in for the selected time and date
Shows monthly Moon phase diagrams
Get Sun & Moon rise/set times and twilight times for where you live
Tells you when when lunar eclipses happen and if they can be seen from where you live
Moon visibility diagrams show when the moon is visible from your location
Tells you when the Crescent Moon becomes visible and for how long it’s visible in the sky
Lists Max. and min. Apogee and Perigee dates and distances for a selected year range
Find out when major Moon phases occur near Apogee or Perigee
Link to online lunar web resources
Configure the display to match the view through your telescope/binoculars
Find the dates of the Equinoxes and Solstices and duration of seasons
Store multiple observing locations
Print out diagrams, maps and calendars
Moon maps can be scaled for printout (saving ink/toner)

 

Let me add that Gary’s fine program is one of the few…the two or three…that I use day in and day out, month after month after month. Rod Mollise, Author of: Choosing and Using a Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
I have had both LunarPhase Pro and Jupsat Pro on my desk computer for about 1 year now and use them a lot. I love them! – Len Nelson
I’ve been doing computers since the CP/M days, and you provide the best support that I’ve seen in almost thirty years! – Nick Taylor
I really do love my LunarPhase Pro. Of all the Moon software programs I have it is the one I have grown to use the most. Lots to learn in LPP and I have just started. – David James
Thanks Gary. Awesome tech support. You set a high standard. – Roger Anderson
You provide the most amazing tech support for your product. Have you ever thought about consulting for Bill Gates? – Del Croom

Moon and Sun positions during the day
LunarPhase Pro Lunar Explorer screen
Labelled lunar features
LunarPhase Pro Main screen
Rukl Chart Outline (e.g. Chart 14)

And That’s Just The Basics! How About The Maps?

Explore the moon’s near and far sides using 2D and 3D moon maps
Lunar maps are fully corrected for libration
Maps can be panned, zoomed and printed out
Different map textures can be selected – mineral, gravity and a Clementine Near infra-red maps
Over 9,200 lunar features are included in the inbuilt database, including the Lunar 100
Search the database for features matching your criteria
Identify features on maps with a simple mouse-click
Identify features on maps from feature lists
Identify features on maps using labels you can set up yourself
The list of features lying along the Terminator is updated in real time
Label only those features along the Terminator on the map for easy identification
Print out the list of Terminator features along with any associated observing notes
View Very High Resolution Maps
Rukl Chart outlines can be overlaid on moon map
You can see lists of features for each Rukl Chart and label them on the map

 

Thank you for creating LunarPhase Pro. What an incredible blessing it is for my children, actually the whole family. – Rebecca Burns
Gary! Great job! I love the Very High Resolution maps!…Very nice. The straight wall and surrounding area are magnificent on first look! Well done. Love it! – Steve Smythe
Great software package! There’s more information about the moon than I can possibly grasp or even yet understand. – Phil Brotheridge
The CD arrived today and from what I have seen so far is superb!! Thank you very much, I can not imagine how I ever managed without it! – Ian Sharp
Just a quick note to let you know I got the LunarPhase Pro CD that you sent me and everything is working great. Although I’m just getting started with backyard astronomy, I’m hoping it will encourage me and my family to learn more about the moon. I’ll be happy to promote your software to other astronomy enthusiasts we meet. – Bob Cochran

Rukl Chart Features and Labels
LunarPhase Pro Lunar Explorer screen
Rukl Chart Features – Clementine Map
LunarPhase Pro Main screen
Lunar libration information

And There’s Even More! How About These Advanced Features?

See lunar features from overhead with the Top-Down view
Rotate the Moon to the angle you want to see what those limb features really look like
Download, pan over, zoom and print out hundreds of detailed Moon charts
Link directly to many online books about the Moon and the Apollo Program
Emulate the view of the moon as seen through your own telescopes and eyepieces
Get the latest news stories and Podcasts relating to the Moon
Watch NASA TV streamed direct from the internet (requires broadband connection)
Find the compass directions (graphic and numeric) for the rising and setting Moon
Find the compass directions (graphic and numeric) for the rising and setting Sun
Find future times and dates for when lunar features are under the same illumination
Find out if the Moon interferes during meteor showers
Record your own observation notes – comes with preinstalled notes for 800 features
Animate the moon showing libration effects and a traveling terminator
Link multiple images to specific lunar features
Monthly Libration diagrams show the best limb-features to view
Bought a plot of land on the Moon?
– Record your property’s position
– See its location on the Moon and link to satellite images of the area
Watch over 200 Moon and astronomy-related videos (added in V3.10). See sample here

 


View, zoom, download, printout hundreds of Moon Charts
LunarPhase Pro Lunar Explorer screen
>Moon In The News – Web News & Podcasts
LunarPhase Pro Main screen
Overhead views of features (like Mare Orientale)
I am in Iraq stationed north of Baghdad, and I saw your program and really liked it. I fly Apache helicopters for the U.S. Army and the phase of the moon has a lot to do with our missions at night. The Apache doesn’t need illumination from the moon for night flying because our night system is infrared imagery, but we support ground troops who use night vision goggles that do require illumination from the moon. This program will help me keep up with moon phases without checking our weather reports. – Glenn Phelps
I have now had a good explore of LunarPhase Pro and I must say it is a really nice piece of software, well worth the money. I can only give it a thorough ‘thumbs-up’. Very nice and I’m sure it is going to come in very handy with all my lunar explorations. – Mark Zambelli
I am very happy with your product. It is more than I thought it would be. I have spent hours studying the moon on my first day with Lunar Phase Pro. I have learned more tonight than I have learned the last number years of reading and sighting the moon through my telescope. And the weather hasn’t bothered a bit! Thanks, Gary, for helping me through the installation process. Your customer service is excellent. I am very happy. – Gary Cowles
Let me be the first to say…I am OVERWHELMED!!!!! The program is simply OUTSTANDING!!!– Chuck Lee
I am completely gobsmacked with what you have produced. When my LX200 arrives at the end of October I can assure you I will be making good use of the Rukl map, both the book and definitely the LunarPhase Pro version as well. A bloody good job cobber, keep up the good work.– Richard Arnold

Positions of Moonrise and Moonset
Positions of Sunrise and Sunset
Positions of Sunrise and Sunset
Lunar Eclipse Circumstances
Lunar Eclipse Circumstances

For detailed descriptions of LunarPhase Pro’s features, click here

Mankind is also going back to the Moon within the next 15 years. Many nations now have Moon programs underway, either in the planning stage, as exploratory spaceprobes or as fully commissioned ventures to return humans there. It’s about time! It’s been 37 years since Neil Armstrong first set foot on the Moon and 34 years since Gene Cernan, the last man on the Moon, removed his foot back in 1972. It’s been far too long! LunarPhase Pro will let you dip your toes in the water and learn about the Moon Phases and the Moon’s various other phenomena. Get acquainted with our nearest neighbor!

LunarPhase Pro will work on Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8 tablets.

No matter what your interest in the Moon is,
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  • Remember that all future Version 3 upgrades are free so you’ll never have to pay more for the software. Upgrades are released every 2-3 months and include new features and are not just simple bug-fix releases.
  • I take pride in the reputation I’ve built among LunarPhase Pro users for my timely technical support so you can rest assured that if you have any problems, you won’t be left in the dark.
  • Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions for improving LunarPhase Pro. The software has been improved over the years with suggestions from people like you.
  • Don’t forget, you also get the Observing the Moon ebook as a bonus when you order.
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    P.S. But That’s Not All! I’ll Even Throw In a Free eBook When You Order:

    Our Moon eBook

    If you’re new to Moon phenomena and cycles or Moon observing and don’t know where to start or you want to learn some historical tidbits or about some misconceptions about the Moon, this 25 page ebook will give you that information.

    Some of the topics covered in the “Our Moon” PDF eBook are:

    • Why the Moon Always Looks the Same
    • The Nature of Tides
    • Has Anyone Ever Seen a Meteor Strike the Moon?
    • The Distance between the Earth and Moon
    • Phases of the Moon
    • The Lunar Month
    • Observing Projects
    • Does the Moon’s phase affect the crime rate?
    • What is a Lunation
    • Lunar Libration
    • How the Moon looks below the Equator
    • Moon Illusions
    • Photographing the Moon
    • Who Was the First Person to Point a Telescope at the Moon?



    P.P.S. Feel free to contact me with comments and suggestions – LunarPhase Pro has been built on the suggestions of people like yourself.

    P.P.P.S LunarPhase Pro is now used in these countries around the world: USA, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Bahamas, UK, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Canary Islands, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Hungary, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa, Greece, Mauritius, Israel, Cyprus, Indonesia, Thailand, Bahrain, Brunei, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.

    While the software was originally written with astronomy in mind, it’s now used by an eclectic mix of people: amateur astronomers, teachers, fishermen, gardeners, military people, photographers, teachers, stockbrokers, astrologers and Wiccan!


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