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Phases of the Moon
Emacs can tell you the dates and times of the phases of the moon (new
moon, first quarter, full moon, last quarter), if floating point is
available. This feature is useful for debugging problems that "depend
on the phase of the moon."
Display the dates and times for all the quarters of the moon for
the three-month period shown (`calendar-phases-of-moon').
Display dates and times of the quarters of the moon for three
months around today's date.
Within the calendar, use the `M' command to display a separate
buffer of the phases of the moon for the current three-month range. The
dates and times listed are accurate to within a few minutes.
Outside the calendar, use the command `M-x phases-of-moon' to
display the list of the phases of the moon for the current month and the
preceding and succeeding months. For information about a different
month, use `C-u M-x phases-of-moon', which prompts for the month and
The dates and times given for the phases of the moon are given in
local time (corrected for daylight savings, when appropriate); but if
the variable `calendar-time-zone' is void, Coordinated Universal Time
(the Greenwich time zone) is used. Note: Daylight Savings.
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