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Sunset-Moonrise (v.2.1) by Mordasius Sunset-Moonrise (v.2.1) by Mordasius
This rainmeter skin shows the position of the sun and moon based on the time, date and where you are on planet Earth. The sun and moon images are hauled up chains to their highest points above the horizon from whence they fall to sunset or moonset. You will need the latest beta version of Rainmeter to run the skin. Get it from here

Hover your mouse pointer over the sun/moon images for info on the rise and set times. Hover over the cycle wheel at the top to see the twilight hours and plan your sky-watching and/or artistic activities accordingly.

You can toggle the exhaust fireball images on and off by clicking on the rotating cog in the bottom-left.

You will need to enter your latitude, longitude and timezone for the whole thing to work properly. Do this by left-clicking on the cycle wheel at the top and following instructions in the file.

UPDATE: 18 Jan 2013 - added a clock which you can toggle on/off by clicking on the panel which shows 'Twilight' in the above screenshot.
UPDATE: 31 Mar 2013 - corrected the problem with daylight savings times.
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ldyrhiannon Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2014  New member
Love the skin!  However there is a problem.  When I hover over the sun, it lists the sunset and sunrise on the wrong times (I.E. sunset: 7:32 am, sunrise : 5:40 am) subsequently the sun rises in the evening.  Is there something I have done wrong?  I have the right lat and long placed in the variables file.
Mordasius Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Do be sure to set your time zone as well as the latitude and longitude.  The time zone is the offset from GMT/UTC  which is a number between -12 and 14  (no need to put the '+' for positive numbers). :-)
ldyrhiannon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  New member
Thanks!  I double checked my time zone and it was wrong.  
dsaint13 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
QuantumJumping Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Mordasius really you make a so good works, thank you :D
Mordasius Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
and thanks to you too.  I rather like the fireball effect myself.
Mastersdiamond Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Awesome work :) .. i think i have mine working hhee.. aye i am not a fan of beta stuff but for this and i too made the exception :) 
animelover2 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I cant get it to work properly. No matter how many times I update my lat and long, it never shows the correct sun and moon times or positions.
Mordasius Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Not quite sure why that would be. Could you send me a Note (yellow Note icon - top-right of the page) giving your location (city/town) along with the latitude, longitude and time zone you are using on the skin.
ferdin08 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
too to reduce the size?
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