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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 In Interest In The Moon!
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Learn the Moon with the Lunar Explorer
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Emulate view through a telescope
Current Version: V3.35
Moon phases prediction software used by amateur astronomers, military people, photographers, gardeners, fishermen, hunters, hikers, researchers, psychologists, astrologers, stockbrokers, Wiccan, new-age, religious groups and more!
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.
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For the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Moon Observer
Not just an interactive Moon Atlas, LunarPhase Pro (for Win98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Win7) 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 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. LunarPhase Pro contains a wide 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!
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.
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
Labelled lunar features
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
Rukl Chart Features - Clementine Map
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
Moon In The News - Web News & Podcasts
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
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/Win7.
No matter what your interest in the Moon is, this package has something to offer you. Order it now!
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
Does the Moon's phase affect the crime rate?
What is a Lunation
How the Moon looks below the Equator
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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