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LunarPhase Pro Moon Software

LunarPhase Pro Moon Software

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1.   Introduction

2.   Lunar Software Main Screen

3.   Main Features

4.   Lunar Explorer

5.   Daily View

6.   Lunar Software Screenshots

7.   Order




Moon software for the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Observer! Not just an interactive Moon Atlas, LunarPhase Pro (for Win98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7) is a moon 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 lunar 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 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 lunar observing sessions more fun!



Lunar Software Main Screen

Main screen for moon software.

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Main screen shows data at a glance.

Lunar Explorer

Moon software- Lunar Explorer

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Learn the Moon with the Lunar Explorer

Daily View

Moon and Sun positions daily view

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Moon and Sun positions during the day

Zoom into map of moon software

Zoom into Map

Telescope eyepiece emulation of moon

Emulate view through an eyepiece


Here is a list of the features in LunarPhase Pro moon software:

  • Main screen displays all the information you need at a glance including 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Watch over 200 Moon and astronomy-related videos (added in V3.10).


Order Now! $44.95
Learn about the Moon and how to observe it with LunarPhase Pro.

For more details and to order now: LunarPhase Pro


More Screenshots!

Notes for lunar observations.

Feature Notes for Lunar Observations

Lunar features labeled- nice software feature

Labeled lunar features

Moon phase software feature- Rukl Chart

Rukl Chart Outline

Moon phase software feature- Rukl Chart

Rukl Chart Features and Labels

Moon phase software feature- Rukl Chart

Rukl Chart Features - Clementine Map

Lunar software feature- Lunar Libration information.

Lunar libration information


Order Now! $44.95
Learn about the Moon and how to observe it with LunarPhase Pro.

For more details and to order now: LunarPhase Pro


Related Solar System Software

Jupiter software program: JupSat Pro

Lunar phase software: LunarPhase Lite

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