New Lunarium is Taking Shape

I made completing the new version of Lunarium a priority and hope to complete it by the end of August.

The first "bare bones" version of the New Lunarium will reproduce everything available on the old version but on a completely different level. These are the main differences between the Old Lunarium and the emerging New Lunarium:

1. You will not need to request adding a new city to the list of locations. This ancient procedure is replaced with a completely different solution. There will be a map (actually a Google Map) where you will be able to select just any place on the Earth, click on it, give it a name, select a time zone and confirm your selection. That's it - Lunarium will use the specified location for the Lunar Calendar, for the Planetary Hours and everywhere else where the information will be location-specific. 

2. There will be significantly more information available. The Old Lunarium displays information about lunar phases, days, signs and void-of-course periods. The New Lunarium will add to this eclipses, apsides (apogees and perigees), lunar stations (mansions) and retrograde periods of personal planets.

3. It will be possible to calculate lunar calendar and all the other information not just for a few years but for any year from 1960 to 2020. I can easily expand this period to, say, 1900 - 2100 if needed.

4. It will be possible to calculate planetary hours for any day within the above mentioned range of years. Additionally, planetary dignities will be displayed for the specified moment of time.

5. The New Lunarium will have a new, more contemporary design and it will be substantially "ajaxified", so it will be more responsive and easier to use. It is created on a very new technological platform - Java version of Google App Engine - and so should be very efficient and reliable.

6. I was convinced by a biodynamic gardener on Twitter that a proper gardening calendar using Siderial Zodiac is very much needed for the community, so although I planned it for a later update, now I decided that the Lunar Gardening Calendar (calculated according to the rules of biodynamic gardening) will be a part of the initial release of the New Lunarium.

After the initial release I am planning to regularly add new content to Lunarium. The first candidates for such additions are:

  • Free School of Astrology.
  • Lunar Calendar of Health.
  • New articles and interactive programs. 
You are welcome to follow my work on the New Lunarium at http://twitter.com/NewLunarium

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