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Phases of the Moon

By Universe Today

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Learn the current phase of the Moon with one of the most detailed and scientifically accurate visualizations ever made of the Moon.

This app shows you the current phase of the Moon, using a simulation of the lunar surface created by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance mission during its observations of the Moon.

☽ Beautiful images of the Moon were made by NASA from data collected by spacecraft.

☽ See the current date, phase name, illumination percentage, distance to the Earth and Moon age.

☽ Swipe left and right to move forward or backwards in time to see what the Moon will look like in the future or past.

☽ Need to find the next full Moon? You can click a button to take you to the next full Moon.

☽ You can also access a calendar that shows you the phase of the Moon for any date in the future.

☽ Press play and watch the Moon rotate through its phases, all on its own.

☽ Pinch to zoom the Moon in and out to reveal more details on the lunar surface, and then pan around with two fingers

☽ See the zodiac signs so you can find the Moon quickly in the night sky

☽ Turn on a full lunar atlas, with dozens of labeled locations, including landing sites, craters and lunar maria.

Developed by Universe Today. Please email me if you have any questions or there are any problems with your specific version of Android.

Moon images created by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

If you have found a bug, or maybe have feature suggestion, please drop us an email

What's New in Version 2.9.1

Monthly crash fix


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Customer Reviews

I can see the Jade Rabbit!

The visuals are stunning but it seems a bit buggy. For example, when viewing "monthly," sometimes it will go to the day I tap, but other times it will go back to today's view. Speaking of the "today" view, it's easy to fiddle with things by swiping on the moon and change its phase. It would be super nice if you could change back to the "today" view without having to go through the calendar. It would also be nice to have rise and set info and date of the next full moon on the first screen.

One Purpose App.......

But does it very well. Have you ever wondered if it was a full moon on a certain date or what phase the moon was in when you where born ? Well, now you can find out. Simple, easy, beautifully. As soon as you open the app you see the moon, front and center, with info on how much is illuminated, waxing, waning and so on.
Well done!

Love It!

If you are into the phases of the moon for any reason, this is the app for you. Beautifully presented, informative, simple to navigate. You can find what you need to know quickly and get out. Or you can be mesmerized by the night sky and lose track of time.

Phases of the Moon
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Weather
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.9.1
  • Size: 63.3 MB
  • Languages: English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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