As moon phases interfere directly in several cycles on planet Earth, whether in the tides, in the migration of animals or in vegetation. Understanding their cycles and keeping track of which moon we are on can bring several benefits to fishermen and farmers, for example, or even to fishing enthusiasts. astronomy.
The lunar cycle around the earth takes about 28 days to complete and has eight phases, the four main ones — new, waxing, full and waning — and four transitional phases. To learn more about the subject, check out the 5 free apps which we separate next;
The phases of the moon interfere in several cycles on planet earth, whether in tides, migration of animals or vegetation (Source: Shutterstock/Reproduction)Fonte: Shutterstock
5 apps to know what moon we are on
1. Moon Phases
Practical and objective, it brings information about the phases and the complete lunar calendar (Source: Phases of the Moon/Reproduction)Source: Phases of the Moon
O Moon phases is an application entirely in Portuguese and a great alternative to follow the lunar calendar. As its advertisement says, the application provides scientifically accurate information and presents a 3D model developed by NASAmaking the experience more interactive.
The app allows you to trigger alarms and reminders for specific astronomical events or a day and time of your choice. With the calendar, you can check the moon phase of any date in the future or past, pointing out the position of seas, craters and Apollo missions.
Moon phases is available for both iOS and Android devices.
2. Moon Phase Calendar — MoonX
With a more mystical feel, the app brings horoscopes and practices for each phase of the moon (Source: Moon Phase Calendar — MoonX/Reproduction)Fonte: Moon Phase Calendar – MoonX
The app features a calendar complete with information about the moon and its influence in various areas. With widges useful for your mobile, brings a more mystical look at the cycles of the zodiac, with daily affirmations, horoscopes and personalized practices to make the most of each phase.
Moon Phase Calendar — MoonX is available for Android and iOS.
3. SkyView Lite
Allows you to follow the position of the stars in real time (Source: SkyView Lite/Reproduction)Fonte: SkyView Lite
O SkyView Lite it is not an app dedicated to the moon phases, but it is possible to follow them. Just carry out a search for the Earth’s satellite and the app will take you to your current position, with information about the day’s lighting level — which can be translated into your current phase. Bringing an augmented reality experience where, by pointing the camera at the sky, it is possible to check the positions of the stars in real time.
SkyView Lite is the free version and is available for Android and iOS.
4. Star Walk 2 (free version)
By zooming in on an object, the user is taken to a 3D model with various information about that star (Source: Star Walk 2/Reproduction)Fonte: Star Walk 2
O Star Walk 2, like SkyView Lite, has a more comprehensive approach to the stars and has the same dynamics as “augmented reality” by giving us their positions in real time. To find the moon, you must search for the satellite in the search field. The app will point to your location. With a pinch on the screen to zoom in on the object, it will present a 3D version of the moon with its current illumination rate.
O Star Walk 2 Ads + is the free version of the app and is available for Android and iOS.
5. Daff Moon (Android only)
The app brings the sky model in real time, but without the augmented reality experience (Source: Daff Lua/Reproduction)Source: Daff Lua
O Daff Lua brings together several items from the applications already mentioned in this agenda. In addition to providing the complete calendar and accurate information about each phase, it brings 3D prototypes of the angles of the moon, sun, planets and Earth. It also features a real-time model of the sky, but without the augmented reality experience.
Daff Lua is an exclusive app for Android system devices.