MoonMenu is a good program for budding astronomers and anyone interested in moon phases.
The application can show you all the different phases of the moon according to your time zone and your location on the planet. While you'll have to enter the time zone yourself, MoonMenu will memorize it and give you the precise date and time for each phase, including moon quarters and full moons. You'll also get a preview image of the current moon phase. The application displays other essential information like what sort of moon it is, the lunation and time left till a new moon.
MoonMenu features a few definitions of moon study terms, including waning and waxing or crescent. We would have liked to see a bit more definitions there and maybe some more explanations on how moon phases work.
While not highly advanced, MoonMenu is nice to have if you want to know the different moon phases in your time zone.
- Fixed problem with Sunrise/Sunset times on Mac OS X 10.6.
- Added automatic update check to make transition to new versions easier.