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Configuring the Moon-Tool

This service started operation on Mai 20th 2012.

I will be pleased to assist you with your configuring and embedding of the service on your homepage.

You will find an assortment of examples here.

You find the changelog file that provides current information on innovations and bug-fixes of my Moon-Tool here.

If difficulties arise at your configuration and embedding of the service on your homepage, please contact me. To be able to help you I need the complete URL of the graphic and your description of the problem.

If you have proposals, want to give support, or want to communicate problems encountered using the service, please do so by using the contact form

Thank you very much for your assistance!

Conditions and Terms of Use of the Moon-Tool

  • This service is free of charge
  • You may embed the Moon-Tool as often as you like in one or more URLs.
  • The sourcecode provided by me may only be implemented on homepages with fully legal contents! Homepages that glorify violence or have pornographic contents are excluded from using this service!
  • Every URL which uses this service must enter a textlink with regard to like this: "A service provided by"
  • The respective textlink must be entered directly next to the Moon-Tool, either above, or below.
  • The graphic must be linked to Misusage or inobservance uf the terms of use will result in exclusion from the service The service may be limited or may be closed at any time without further notice. No liability for damages will be accepted which may be caused by using the Moon-Tool. You use it on your own risk.
  • By using the Moon-Tool you agree to the terms and conditions of the privacy policy specified here.


If you have any further questions, please ask them to me by using the contact form.

Mondtool Englisch

Step 1: Basic data

You may create a headline of your choice.


Note ! You can only use letters, ciphers, spaces and hyphens for the headline. The maximum length of the headline is 40 characters.

Please choose the language to be used for the Moon-Tool texts
Sprache (Language):

If you find any mistakes (spelling, grammar, statements) in the Moon-Tool graphic, please drop an EMail to

Do you want to display the date and calendar week after the heading?

Date and calendar week
no display

Should the Julian date be displayed in addition to the date and weekday?

Julian date
no display

Do you want to see your location & time zone in the footer?

location & time zone
no display

Step 2 – Phase of the Moon graphic

You can specify the display format of the current moonphase´s graphic.

only display graphic of phase of the moon    display the headline "Moon"

left-adjusted display of graphic of phase of the moon. Additional text information will be given below this graphic (portrait format only!)

Step 3 – Information on the Moon

Do you want to see the current times of moonrise and moonset, as well as the current illumination of moon [in %].

display current times of moonrise and moonset

display text describing the moon´s phase tendency (e. g. ‘waning moon’)
display current age of moon [days]
display the current illumination [%]

indicate the constellation where the moon is currently located
   astrological (signs of the zodiac)

Step 4 – Current view of Sun by SOHO satellite

You have the choice whether or not to see the current hourly picture of the sun which Moon-Tool obtaines from the SOHO satellite. If you decide that this picture shall not be displayed, the times of sunrise and sunset will be shown instead. In this case we recommend that you select to display the headline „Sun“ instead, as visitors to your homepage will then relate the displayed times of sunrise and sunset to the sun.

display current SOHO picture of the sun    display the headline "Sun"

display left-adjusted sun picture. The current times of sunrise and sunset will be given below this graphic (portrait format only!)

Step 5 - Sunrise / Sunset

Here you specify whether you want to have the current time of sunrise or sunset be displayed.

display times of sunrise and of sunset
   Do not display twilight times
   Civil twilight
   Nautical twilight

indicate the constellation where the sun is currently located
   astrological (signs of the zodiac)

Step 6 – Phases of the Moon

You may specify whether you want the display of the phases of the moon. You may further embed the respective time of day.

display main phases of the moon of the current month   display associated date

  Example in German / Later in English:

08.12.2020   01:37 Uhr   Letztes Viertel
14.12.2020   17:17 Uhr   Neumond
22.12.2020   00:41 Uhr   Erstes Viertel
30.12.2020   04:28 Uhr   Vollmond

Alle Zeiten Mitteleuropäische Zeit

Step 7 – Time Zone / Geographic Location

Please select you time zone here. Note that all times on display in the Moon-Tool will refer to the time zone you select here.

time zonee use daylight-saving-time DST consider

  Please note!
As you select UTC, the respective date (e.g. Sunday, 16th of September.) will be considered as well. The time zone does not have any effect on the Julian date.

Geographic longitude   degrees   minutes   seconds   East (use letter O) / West  
Geographic latitude    degrees   minutes   seconds   North / South  

Step 8 - Presentation

Finally you have to decide on the basic graphics format, the font size, text colour, and background colour you want.

“portrait“ format
landscape“ format

  Please note!
When selecting the landscape format, it may happen that the left margin is cut off in the view on this page. This is related to the design of this page. To view the whole graphic, please click on the preview graphic.Transparent background

Margin setting:
no display

font Size px (7 to 14)


Typeface Italic

text colour (Hexidezimal)    

background colour (Hexidezimal)    

So it would seem: The moon has risen

This is a sample container with the font color and background color you have selected. This allows you to check the different contrast between background color and text color.

Please note that you will need a modern browser with JavaScript enabled to select the colors.

If the color does not change after your selection, please use the "Show Preview" button.

Transparent background
Display transparent background

Important note! Using a transparent background color can lead to unwanted effects. Font colors may deviate or texts may appear frayed. Furthermore, the graphics of the moon phase or the sun image may look changed. This is an effect which is caused by the defined transparent color. In such a case this effect can be minimized by adjusting the background color. If necessary, experiment with the values for the background color until the result meets your expectations

Step 9 - Proposals / Newsletter for Innovations

I keep on working on the further improvement of this free service, and to enhance it by implementing additional useful functions.

Would you like to keep in touch with the current state of Moon-Tool and be informed on its latest innovations?

If so, drop me an Email with the reference "Moon-Tool - Newsletter. I will inform you about any changes and enhancements of the tool.and the associated service.

You you do decide not use the tool, e. g. because you find that it lacks certain options you require, deop me an Email via the contact form. I am always open to read your suggestions!



The following preview diagram is the result of your settings.
Note that the red frame of that preview is meant to indicate that it is a preview. This red frame will not appear on your homepage!.

Important: The graph shown here is reduced in case of insufficient width of the screen in the preview! To get an idea of ​​the right size, you can click Preview. This is then loaded into a new browser window as an individual image.

Das Homepagetool mit der aktuellen Mondphase u.v.m.

Ein Service von

Your support for my homepage

Since 8 years I offer my popular moon tool for free and without advertising. It is called daily over 30.000 times.
To this end I continue to develop my homepage and offer beside a moon map many further possibilities with active contents. I finance my project privately. I would be very happy if you support it with a small donation for the running operation :-)
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