Questions and Answers
Q: I don't have a website. Can I view the daily moon phases another way?
A: You can check the moon phases any time you are connected to the internet by visiting this link: http://www.calculatorcat.com/moon_phases/phasenow.php After that page has loaded, you can add a bookmark it using your web browser's menu.
The current moon module is also available as a Google Personalized Homepage gadget. Just use this button:
Q: What time zone are the phase calculations based on?
A: The viewer's time zone. Specifically, calculations are based on the viewer's computer clock, which is assumed to be correctly set for their
time zone (date and time). As the viewer, YOU will see the module based on YOUR time zone (your computer's clock). This means that if your computer settings are off by, let's say, 1 day, then the moon module will also be off by 1 day for you -- other viewers will of course be unaffected. On Windows computers, double-clicking the time display in the bottom system tray brings up your current settings.
Q: Why does the moon module time zone (GMT offset) appear to be wrong by an hour? Does it work with Daylight Saving Time (DST)?
A: The moon module shows your ACTUAL hours offset from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) as set by your computer, which is not necessarily equal to your standard time zone. This is best explained by an example: If your standard time is GMT -6:00 but you are ahead one hour because of DST, then the module will show GMT -5:00, which is your true or actual time adjustment from GMT. As mentioned in the previous Question, if your computer date, time, time zone and DST settings are correct, rest assured that the module is working properly.
Q: The module isn't working on my website. I'm sure I copied all the code exactly as shown above. What is wrong?
Another related problem is HTML-editing software or online website builders that alter the code. You must find a way to view the HTML source code of your page or site template, and paste the module directly into the code.
If you are seeing a red "X" or a "Q" with a question mark "?" instead of the moon, see below.
Q: I am having trouble adding the module to MySpace.
A: Most people add the module to the "About Me" section. On your MySpace home/control panel page, click "Edit Profile". The moon module code can be placed inside any of the large text boxes, including "About Me", "Interests", etc. Tip: Before copying the code above, be sure you have clicked the checkbox that indicates you are using it on MySpace.
Q: I am having trouble adding the module to my WordPress blog.
Q: I am having trouble adding the module to my Blogger blog.
Q: I am having trouble adding the module to my Joomla website.
Q: I am seeing a blank area with a red "X".
A: You need to install the Flash Player plug-in for your browser. Visit www.adobe.com to get the latest version. Note that Flash is not supported in Apple's mobile devices (iPhones, iPads; try this instead).
Q: The module is showing a "Q" with a question mark "?" instead of the moon. Why?
A: This means that QuickTime (the movie player from Apple) has taken over the handling of Flash content and is failing to display the moon module. The module contains a Flash file, *not* a QuickTime movie. In general, this error can be fixed inside QuickTime advanced preferences, where you should disallow QuickTime from handling Flash. Your situation may differ, but here are some specific methods that have reportedly worked for others that you could try, keeping in mind that this might also disable Flash content that is embedded inside an actual QuickTime movie (not a common scenario though). Option A) Go into the advanced area of QuickTime preferences and uncheck the "enable flash" preference. Restart your browser. And/or, option B) Open Quicktime Control Panel, select Browser tab (or for QuickTime 6 or earlier, select "Browser Plug-in" from drop-down menu). Click the "Mime settings" button and uncheck "Flash media" or "Flash file" under "Miscellaneous". Restart your browser. And/or option C) A general tip: You could try disabling Flash handling in the Outpost>Tracks area of preferences.
Q: Can I change the appearance of the module?
Q: Nothing seems to work. Do you have any other options?
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