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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 rainmeter.net/cms/

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 UserVariables.inc 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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:iconchryktus:
chryktus Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
Will this still work on the latest v. of rainmeter? I'm on Windows 8.1
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:iconmordasius:
Mordasius Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2016
I'm sure it will work with the latest version of Rainmeter because the new releases are always fully compatible with previous versions.   I'm still quite content with Windows 7 but the skin should be okay with Windows 8.1.
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Space0ctopus Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I may not ever really pay attention to what info it's actually giving me, & I don't need it, but I love knowing it's there & seeing it out of the corner of my eye, on my second monitor. It's such a fancy & artistic skin, it's a real pleasure to see every day. :)
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n00b-toshi Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks!~ I absolutely love it!~
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HiepNH Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
How to get moonset and moonrise from weather.com? :D
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:iconmordasius:
Mordasius Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Sorry you can't get moonset and moonrise from weather.com.  This, along with my other skins, uses a Lua script to calculate the moon rise and moonset times for a given location.
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HiepNH Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Thank you! That's sad :'(
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TheAngeldove Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
:iconpurplebutterflyplz:¸¸♥´¯) Thank you so much!
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:iconldyrhiannon:
ldyrhiannon Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2014
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.
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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). :-)
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:iconldyrhiannon:
ldyrhiannon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Thanks!  I double checked my time zone and it was wrong.  
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dsaint13 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
wow 
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:iconquantumjumping:
QuantumJumping Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Mordasius really you make a so good works, thank you :D
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:iconmordasius:
Mordasius Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
and thanks to you too.  I rather like the fireball effect myself.
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:iconmastersdiamond:
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 :) 
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:iconanimelover2:
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.
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:iconmordasius:
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.
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ferdin08 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
too big..how to reduce the size?
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Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Which beta version? The 3.0 Beta (r1916)? i have the 2.5 Final (r1842).
And how to set Lon/Lat?
anyway this looks very cool.
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:iconmordasius:
Mordasius Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
You need the latest 3.0 Beta version (currently r1298) which you can download from here [link]
Use your mouse to left-click on the golden spoked-wheel at the top of the chain and then follow the instructions in the UserVariables.inc file.
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BradG59 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Brilliant, Love it! I usually try to avoid beta versions, but to use this I had to make an exeption and upgrade to the beta version of Rainmeter, well worth it!
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:iconchialupa:
Chialupa Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So If I'm in California, do I put Pacific Standard Time, and it automatically adjusts? Or do I put Pacific Daylight Time?
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:iconmordasius:
Mordasius Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
I think the latest version will detect the correct time zone and daylight saving from your o.s.
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MasterofBallantrae Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very good. how is the smaller version coming along ?
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:iconmordasius:
Mordasius Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
I'm working on it when I get the time. I should be able to get it finished over the weekend.
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:iconmasterofballantrae:
MasterofBallantrae Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Did anything ever come of the smaller version ?
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:iconmordasius:
Mordasius Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Not really.  The one I was working on evolved to the Geocentric Tellurion mordasius.deviantart.com/art/G…?
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desitomcruise Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
So nice :)
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MASadistic Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool...
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ajelliottjr Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Sweet.... Thanks
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:iconchialupa:
Chialupa Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm really loving this skin!
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:iconajelliottjr:
ajelliottjr Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Nice Mordasius... Where is the setting to shorten the chain?
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ajelliottjr Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Oh BTW I am hope to have this skin setting above a analog/digital clock... TY
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:iconmordasius:
Mordasius Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
I'm working on a smaller version which has an option to display the time on the top panel. In fact, I might as well put time display back on this version as that was what the panel where it displays 'Twilight' was originally for.
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psynoxious Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
I just edited your work for get smaller chains by editing *.ini files and background in PS (for 1360x768 resolution).
Is needed to change something else? Thx 4reply :)
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:iconajelliottjr:
ajelliottjr Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Hope to keep your work on my radar... I thought there was a way that dA had to keep abreast and in touch... But alas I can't find it ... again Thanks.
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:iconmordasius:
Mordasius Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
I've added a clock which you can toggle on/off by clicking on the panel which shows 'Twilight' in the above screenshot.
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:iconajelliottjr:
ajelliottjr Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Thanks...
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