Phases of the Moon Pro

I’ve finally added my review of Phases of the Moon Pro to the Play store. This brings my total of Play reviews up to… umm… one.

I’ve been using it on my Galaxy Note 2, but I’ve just seen on the Virtual Star Party (as I type this) that it’s avail­able on iOS. It looks like it’s bet­ter on a Nexus 7 or iPad.

It’s a simple thing really, you start it up and it shows the moon phase. But it’s done very well. You can put your fin­ger on the moon and sweep it to increase or decrease the phase, set it to full and then see when that is. Or sweep it on or back to new and get a time for that phase.

The app name is a little bit mis­lead­ing now. You can use two fin­gers to zoom into the moon and craters, seas and Apollo land­ing sites get labelled. You need to pan two fin­gers round to move the image on the screen once you’ve zoomed in.

This week’s +Virtual Star Party is a good one too, with more moon than usual. Virtual Star Party — Jan. 20, 2013

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When he's not tired, fixing his car or caught in train delays, Alun Salt works part-time for the Annals of Botany weblog. His PhD was in ancient science at the University of Leicester, but he doesn't know Richard III.