topic posted Thu, December 22, 2005 - 5:40 PM by  Captain
OK, I just love this shareware program, Lunabar. If you want it to, it installs on your taskbar, just to the left of the time. At all times, two things are visible...the phase of the moon, and the moon's sign. Click on these symbols opens up the Almanack part of the program. (Or if you don't want to add a program to your taskbar, you can just open up the almanack directly.)

And what is on the Almanack? The phase of the moon, the position of the Moon's node, the Moon's position in both tropical and sidereal, the time the mooon culminates, sets, and rises; the exact dates of all the moon phases for the coming month; the lunar mansion the moon falls in and what fixed stars mark that part of the zodiac, a moonlight hours table; dawn, sunrise, dusk, sunset, length of day, length of twilight, sidereal and tropical position of the sun, current planetary hour, the exact dates and times of the solstices and equinoxes, what cycle we are in (did you know that it is 2758 years since the founding of Rome?), the Japanese zodiac sign for the current year, a Moon Void of Course Table through 2008, and of course, a regular calendar.

Whew! And when you first activate the program, you set it for your local city's longitude/latitude so everything will be correct for your own location.

Want one of these?
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  • Re: Lunabar

    Thu, December 22, 2005 - 9:55 PM
    Very cool Zane,

    Will try!!


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      Re: Lunabar

      Fri, December 23, 2005 - 1:15 AM
      It's brilliant! Solar Fire gives te planetary positions for each day but it is good to see a graphic moon phase. I had been wondering where to get a 2006 diary with them, now it will just be a queston of not lusting after laptops on which to put my lunabar....any excuse for a laptop...

      Tar vey much anyway for the info
  • Re: Lunabar

    Fri, December 23, 2005 - 6:03 AM
    You don't think it will eat-up whatever space left on my memory though, will it?
    • Re: Lunabar

      Fri, December 23, 2005 - 7:02 AM
      Probably not, Lawrence, it is not a huge program. But you can always check after you install it to the taskbar, and if it uses too much, remove it from the taskbar and only open it as an Almanack when you want the information.
      • Re: Lunabar

        Fri, December 23, 2005 - 2:04 PM
        This is a sweet little program. Now I have a little icon down there on the taskbar, showing the current moon phase. I already had a progam that displays current Asc and other data, and this adds a new dimension. The moon's present status will always be right there in front of me, visually.

        I'll be playing around with it to see what else it can do. (The Lunabar program, that is, not the moon. ... Well, the moon, too :)).
        • Re: Lunabar

          Fri, December 23, 2005 - 2:36 PM
          This little program IS nice, Zane. Thanks !
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            Re: Lunabar

            Sat, December 24, 2005 - 3:18 PM
            Just one query with Lunabar, I noticed that its positions are a couple of degrees out comparewd to Solar Fire. I was unable to put in mz geographical details, as I am not in the US. Could that be why? Then again my other programme could be up the creek, as I had to reinstall it all over again to my new PC.

            I posted a silly question recently, now well here is a techie question. Has anyone any idea where I could download the glyphs for the planets and signs so that they might be accessible from Word?
            • Re: Lunabar

              Sat, December 24, 2005 - 7:24 PM
              Hi Lynda,

              If you are unable to update you Lunabar with your local longitude and latitude, the positions will be off a bit.

              If you, or anyone, would like a font that has the signs and planets, email me privately at and I will send you an astrology font.
              • Re: Lunabar

                Sun, December 25, 2005 - 7:32 AM
                Lunabar's geograpical info for my location (in the US) was a little bit different from the info I have from USGS...but I'm guessing the difference is minor enough to ignore.

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