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The 2015 Moon Phase Calendar

"Merlin In The Moon" by Springwolf 🐾

“Merlin In The Moon” by Springwolf 🐾

And Beyond

2014 marked the last year I will provide an update to the moon phase calendar on my education site Pagan’s Path. You can view all the calendars we have shared since 1999, on the Path in our Moon Phase Archive.

With the advent of technology and “smart devices”, better moon phase apps have become available and our moon calendar has become obsolete. These new apps do a great job of personalizing phases and events for your specific location and notifying you of phase changes.

If you have a tablet or smart phone, I have a couple of apps on my phone that I use throughout the year that you might like. I have a reminder set for a few days before a moon phase change so I have time to get ready for a ritual or make plans for an Esbat ceremony I might be officiating. Between my two favorite apps, I never miss a phase change or a daily event.

I gave a critique of some of these apps here on Reflections in December 2012. You will find that review on Sun & Moon Watching On Your Phone and I will update it as apps and time permit.

If you don’t have a smart device, you can still follow the phases online through MoonConnection.com and the US Navel Observatory.

For those of you who have relied on the Pagan’s Path yearly Moon Phase calendar, I’d like to say thank you so much for your support and for relying on us to help you through the year!

Many Blessings,
Spring

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© 2014 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Sun & Moon Watching On Your Phone

howlingwolfSun, Planet & Moon Phase Apps

After posting my full moon picture yesterday I received a question about using apps for Sun and Moon watching on your smart phone. I recently upgraded my phone to a smart phone and had an opportunity to do some research on this subject.

Now I might be an IT Geek but I am by no means a professional cell phone / app tech or reporter. So take this for what it’s worth, it’s simply a consumer’s review and it certainly doesn’t cover all astronomical apps available on the market.

Additionally, my phone is an Android so I have no experience with iPhone apps. But I’m sure there are equivalent options available in iPhone and IPads.

I strongly suggest looking at the ratings provided to the app by other uses before you purchase an app. Read the reviews and see what others say about it. One thing I learned to look at are the number of users who rated the app. If an app has 5 gold stars and only 3 people have used it then you may not be getting what you’ve bargained for. However if the app has a 4 star rating and 600,000 users, I’d say that’s a pretty good app.

With all that said, here are a few Sun and Moon apps you might like to look into on GooglePlay. Prices listed are as of the date of this posting. Continue reading