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Re: WeatherCat SeaMonkey web templates now available.
« Reply #45 on: December 02, 2015, 11:53:09 AM »
Thanks - and thanks for having a look around both the weather site and my photography website!

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Re: WeatherCat SeaMonkey web templates now available.
« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2015, 03:40:25 PM »
Off-topic photography discussion moved to new topic in General Discussion forum.
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Nice job Bill! (Re: WeatherCat SeaMonkey web templates)
« Reply #47 on: December 03, 2015, 10:27:42 PM »
Dear Bill, Blick, and WeatherCat web spinners, . . .

Thanks for the template - I played with it a bit in Dreamweaver and made it work well for my station. I like the simplicity of the pages and the ease of customization once I figured out what WC was doing (although I'm still not quite sure HOW it's doing it...LOL)

My website with this template is on:

http://www.billcurry.ca/weather/

Great program and fun to play with the html and scripts.

Glad you found these templates useful and were able to improve upon them!  I like your improvements - great job!  [tup]

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: WeatherCat SeaMonkey web templates now available.
« Reply #48 on: December 24, 2015, 02:25:23 AM »
Hi all,
I am having good luck with the template so far.
I do note that some other templates have a moon phase and rise/set dataset.
Is there any way to put this in text form into this template?
Thanks,
Bill

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Sun data easy - Moon data? (Re: WeatherCat SeaMonkey web templates)
« Reply #49 on: December 24, 2015, 11:37:48 PM »
Dear Bill and WeatherCat web spinners,

I do note that some other templates have a moon phase and rise/set dataset.
Is there any way to put this in text form into this template?

WeatherCat provides web tags for sunrise and sunset.  In fact there are 6 of them.  Here is an example of sunrise for today:

Code: [Select]
Sunrise today: SUNRISELOCAL$
An easy way to find information on these tags is to bring up the WeatherCat manual from the WeatherCat help menu and search for the word sunrise.  That will bring up the reference.

One place you could put this information is somewhere on the current conditions page.  I never did this because to me astronomy information is different from weather.  That's what happens when you become an amateur astronomer before getting a personal weather station.

I don't know of a way to get the phase of the moon off the top of my head, but I believe some web services do things like that.  Can anybody chime in with some way to do that?

Merry Christmas Bill and all you WeatherCatters out there!  :)

Cheers, Edouard

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Re: WeatherCat SeaMonkey web templates now available.
« Reply #50 on: December 25, 2015, 01:20:15 AM »
Thanks Edouard,
Yes - I went searching and actually found one thing that looks OK.
I had the tags with Weathercat for the sunrise/sunset and length of day (they work great!), and wanted a similar text thing for the moon and its properties.
I instead have a form that is created from a server based on input that is then thrown for you - you simply modify the inputs on the server's webpage the first time, it throws the code and then you paste the code onto your webpage.
I've done this and it looks OK - I'd just like much plainer, but it works for now.

Cheers,
and here's hoping all have a great Holiday!
Bill

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Re: WeatherCat SeaMonkey web templates now available.
« Reply #51 on: December 25, 2015, 10:58:03 PM »
For those interested, here is a spreadsheet with the moon phases and percent illumination from now until December 2020.  The times are CST.

I have put it in my database and am in the process of writing a php script to attach to my Weather page.

Here is a sample.  The percentage is at midnight.  Added Rise/Set.

I just realized that changing latitudes affects the rise/set time significantly, so i have included my worksheet.

I got the data from here. --> http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneYear.php

      Date            Time   Phase                  %      Rise      Set
1   2015/12/25   05:11   Full Moon             0.99   18:18   07:12
2   2015/12/26               Waning Gibbous   0.99   19:15   08:06
3   2015/12/27               Waning Gibbous   0.96   20:12   08:54
4   2015/12/28               Waning Gibbous   0.91   21:08   09:38
5   2015/12/29               Waning Gibbous   0.85   22:02   10:18
6   2015/12/30               Waning Gibbous   0.77   22:54   10:55
7   2015/12/31               Waning Gibbous   0.68   23:46   11:30

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Re: WeatherCat SeaMonkey web templates now available.
« Reply #52 on: December 25, 2015, 11:24:13 PM »
Bill:

I use the same service for moon information (der-mond.org), but TechnoMonkey's approach may provide a simpler display on your website if you want less lunar information.
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Thanks guys! (Re: WeatherCat SeaMonkey web templates)
« Reply #53 on: December 25, 2015, 11:53:17 PM »
Dear Bill, TechnoMonkey, Blick, and WeatherCat web spinners,

Thanks for chiming in with some good suggestions!

Merry Christmas!

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Re: WeatherCat SeaMonkey web templates now available.
« Reply #54 on: December 27, 2015, 02:50:41 AM »
And if someone is really motivated, here is a sql file with 180 moon gifs in 2 degree increments.

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Re: WeatherCat SeaMonkey web templates now available.
« Reply #55 on: December 28, 2015, 03:40:20 AM »
The aesthetics need some work, but my lunar display is up and running.

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Re: WeatherCat SeaMonkey web templates now available.
« Reply #56 on: December 28, 2015, 03:28:16 PM »
Nice coding.
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« Reply #57 on: December 28, 2015, 04:14:34 PM »
Thank you!

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Re: WeatherCat SeaMonkey web templates now available.
« Reply #58 on: December 31, 2015, 03:40:17 PM »
I found a php script that calculates the Moon data locally without having to access external servers or data.  A WHOLE LOT easier than what I had just built for my site.  It was easy to understand (if you are a little familiar with PHP).  It took me just a couple hours to customize and integrate it into my weather page.  I also found a good NASA gif (http://bestanimations.com/Earth&Space/Moon/moon-day-night-rotation-space-nasa-animated-gif-1.gif) with 99 nice frames from which I extracted the lunar phases.  That made it easy for the display as the phases are .00 to .99.

http://www.technomonkeys.com

As it turns out, I may have found the link on this site from saratoga-weather.

http://saratoga-weather.org/WDtest/moon-phase.php

It would seem that this link is for display only as the data is not correct.  Probably a starting date error/typo.

Correct data is here. (I rounded the phase for my gif display.) http://www.technomonkeys.com/Weather/test/moon-phase.php

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« Reply #59 on: December 31, 2015, 11:31:53 PM »
Dear TechnoMonkey and WeatherCat web spinners,

Thanks for your work on this!  Sorry, I'm still not able to get back to computer projects.  This week the weather is dry and worse still, my sister's car needed some work done on it . . . . . there is always something!! . . .

Cheers, Edouard