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The data used to calculate Moon tokens comes from the moon data source and calculation options script property, while the diary grid property sun and moon display options specify how this data is displayed.

 

token

description


[mp]

Moon phase symbol

A symbol, usually a wingding font character, specified in the the moon phases tokens [mp] and [mt] settings, and representing the current phase of the changed moon, on the dates when the phase changes.

[MP]

Moon phase everyday

Displays a symbol for the phase of the Moon, everyday. This token requires the option to show 1/8 phases of the Moon to be turned on and a symbol to be defined for each of the 1/8 Moon phases, in the sun and moon display options.

 

[mt]

Moon phase text

The text specified in the the moon phases tokens [mp] and [mt] settings, corresponding to the current phase of the changed moon, on the dates when the phase changes.

[mpt]

Moon phase time

Displays the time on which a moon phase occurs.

[mrt]

Moonrise

Displays the time at which the moon rises, transits and sets every day.

 

Note that on some days the moon will not rise or it will not set (never both). This occurs on average every 30 days, You should make sure that you specify what text, if any, to display on these occasions, using the no time setting of the sun and moon display options.

[mst]

Moonset

[mtt]

Moon transit

[mab]

Moon always above/below horizon

Some text or symbol, as specified in the the all day above/below horizon control of the moon times tab of the moon and sun options, if the date of the token corresponds to a date when the Moon is always above the horizon (ie. does not set) or always below the horizon (ie. does not rise).

[mz]

Moon in Zodiac

Displays information about the Moon entering a new Zodiac sign.

 

[mz]

Moon Zodiac Symbol: displays a character, usually from a decorative font such as Wingdings, which represents the current Zodiac sign. This token is converted to a blank on any day when there is no Moon Zodiacal event.

[mZ]

Moon Zodiac Symbol (first and last day): similar to the [mz] token, above, but shows the current Zodiac sign on the first and last days of a cycle.

[MZ]

Moon Zodiac Symbol (everyday): similar to the [mz] token, above, but shows the current Zodiac sign on everyday.

[mzn]

Moon Zodiac Name: displays the name of the Zodiac sign into which the Moon is entering. This token is converted to a blank on any day when there is no Moon Zodiacal event.

[mZn]

Moon Zodiac Name (first and last day): similar to the [mzn] token, above, but shows the current Zodiac name on the first and last days of a cycle.

[MZN]

Moon Zodiac Name (everyday): similar to the [mzn] token, above, but shows the current Zodiac names on everyday.

[mzt]

Moon Zodiac Time: displays the time at which the Moon enters a new Zodiac sign.

 

Reference time

 

By default, Moon in Zodiac tokens is calculated based on the phase angle calculated at the end of the day (23:59:59.9999), which is the standard. To have the token based on the Moon phase angle calculated at a different time of the day, use a calculation time suffix.

[md]

Moon day (tithi)

Displays information about the Moon day, also known as Tithi in Indian calendars.

 

[md]

Moon Day (1-30) with day 1 as the day of the New Moon.

[mdd]

Moon Day over 2 digits (01-30) with day 1 as the day of the New Moon.

[mD]

Moon Day (1-30) with day 30 as the day of the New Moon.

[mDD]

Moon Day over 2 digits (01-30) with day 30 as the day of the New Moon.

 

Reference time

 

By default, the Moon day tokens is calculated based on the phase angle calculated at the end of the day (23:59:59.9999), which is the standard. To have the token based on the Moon phase angle calculated at a different time of the day, use a calculation time suffix.

 

To specify how the above tokens are displayed when there are 2 lunar dates in a given solar day (eg. 30/1 or 30-1 or 30+1, ...), use the moon and sun options property.

 

See also: duration moon tokens, moon phases count suffixes, and other astronomical tokens.