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A little calendar program which also tells you a lot about the sun and the moon (hence the name: Soon - Sun & Moon)...
Its deviation for the sun-times is not more than one minute, for the moon-times not more than 4 and for the moon data (phase, age) it's less than 0.3° between the years 1950-2050!
The "phrase" for the 4 moonphases is used within an interval of +/- 7 degr. of the precise value to give a better "synchronization" with diaries etc... The other 4 "phrases" are valid between those 4 just mentioned...
|7- 83||waxing crescent|
|90||84- 96||1st quarter (halfmoon, waxing)|
|270||264-276||last quarter (halfmoon, waning)|
The days of the moonphase and the degrees of the moonterminator are not rounded in any way and show the exact values!
All date/time calculations are based on the internal clock and DST is detected automatically.
It runs on any Mac (only under System 7?) and it comes in two versions now, one is plain 68000, the other is compiled to 68020/FPU code.
Soon is not compatible with RamDoubler 1.5. Apparently this can't be fixed because the unfortunate programmer chose to use a Microsoft product and it isn't very flexible! Non-serious but unæsthetic problems have been reported on the Mac Plus.
Shareware, $2-$5 depending on your wealth and how much you use it. Postcards appreciated.
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