MoonCal for BlackBerry Smartphones

Visualize the phase of the moon and know the upcoming lunar calendar

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MoonCal, a program for the BlackBerry® Smartphone, allows you to view the lunar phase for any given date in graphical form; it also shows the name of the current phase and presents a table of the upcoming phases for the next month. Optionally, MoonCal can also calculate equinoxes and solstices for the next year, and the upcoming Chinese New Year, and associated information. MoonCal includes the following features:

  • Presents the Lunar phase in graphic form (adjustable for hemisphere, see Options menu)
  • Presents the name of the current lunar phase
  • Can use the English, Algonquian, Hindu orBuddhist full moon names
  • Presents next perigee and apogee
  • Presents the Moon's current location in the Zodiac
  • Shows a Notification Icon with days in lunar cycle, or percent illuminated (or none at all)
  • Calculates a table of upcoming lunar phases
  • Calculates a table of the lunar phases for the year
  • Calculates the next year of equinox and solstice dates
  • Identifies Blue Moons on either a monthly or seaonal basis
  • Updates the HomeScreen icon to represent the current lunar phase
  • Calculates the Chinese New Year, Chinese astrological information, and Chinese calendar year
  • Choose to present phase, equinox and solstice times in UTC or local timezone
  • Choose to present Chinese New Year date in China timezone, UTC or local timezone
  • Choose specific calendar to add lunar events (default is default CICAL service).
  • Works independently of cellular data networks

Screen Shots:

Main Screen

Equinox, Solstice, and Chinese New Year

Monthly Calendar

Seasons Calendar

Storm Screen Shots:

Main Screen

MoonCal is currently at Version 2.0.2

Scan this QR code with BBM to go to this page on your BlackBerry

There an OTA download specifically for BlackBerry devices running OS5 or higher, and Desktop download for those same devices.

Smartphone System Requirements:

  • Handheld Device OS 5.0, 6.0 or 7.0

There is also an OTA download for BlackBerry devices running OS4.6, or later and Desktop install for OS4.6.

Smartphone System Requirements:

  • Handheld Device OS 4.6.0 or higher

Version 2.0.2: Better trial period management. Notification icon option available, days in lunar cycle, or percent illuminated (or none at all). Choose specific calendar to add lunar events (default is default CICAL service). Choose your hemisphere for correct lunar image rendering. Better application close/hide management.
Version 1.6.4: Fixed significant bugs in display layout and moon names. Better option layout is now also provided for lower resolution and smaller devices.
Version 1.6.2: English, Algonquian, Hindu and Buddhist full moon names. The Moon's current location in the Zodiac. Dates and times of the next perigee and apogee. Desktop backup of registration information. More options and several bug fixes. OS5/6 version.
Version 1.4.3: Added yearly calander screens, added the ability to send dates to the personal calendar, added blue moon discovery. Update the HomeScreen icon with lunar phase.
Version 1.1.3: Initial Version.

The trial counts the number of times phases and/or dates are calculated. If you want to continue using it past the trial period (ten calculations), please buy the license key for only $2.99.
Don't forget to provide the PIN number for your BlackBerry smartphone in the "Instructions to Merchant". Your BlackBerry PIN is an eight digit hexadecimal number, such as: 32b1f483.
Use Alt+Cap+H to find your PIN number if you don't already know it.
After receiving notification of your payment and your Blackberry's PIN, a registration key will be generated and sent to the e-mail address of your payal account. Usually, this happens within an hour of purchase.

Buy it now via PayPal, only $2.99


If you are interested in a program calculating for sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, please take a look at another Tworoads Software product: HelioStat.

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(I will usually get a key out to you within one hour of purchase. Thanks.)

Scott Presnell
Last modified: Sunday, August 14, 2011 09:59 PDT