Orbital Moon: Instructions


Orbital Moon uses a detailed image of the current phase of the moon as the face background. The face and hands can be set to display standard 12-hour or 24-hour time. There are optional windows for the day of the week, the day of the month, and the temperature. There are also optional indicators for the day of the lunar cycle and the times of moonrise, moonset, sunrise, and sunset.

Watchmaker only indicates the phase of the moon in roughly three-day intervals. If you are using a supported app that provides extended weather information (such as WW Dark Sky from https://apps.aslanrefuge.org) the image will be accurate for each day. You will also be able to see moonrise and moonset times.

If the data is available, you can choose to have indicators for the day of the lunar cycle, moonrise, moonset, sunrise, and sunset. These indicators all appear as small circles around the outer dial of the face. White circles represent the sun and black circles represent the moon. If the face is in 12-hour mode rise and set indicators will be at the outer edge of the dial if the event is within the current half-day (AM or PM) and will be slightly further inward if the event occurs during the following half-day.

The day of the lunar cycle is indicated by a solid black circle on the outer dial. The new moon is at the top of the dial and the full moon at the bottom. Each day the indicator will advance by "two minutes" because there are roughly thirty days in the cycle.

The time of moonrise is indicated by a black circle containing a plus sign. Moonset is indicated by a black circle containing a minus sign.

The sunrise indicator is a white circle containing a plus sign. Sunset is indicated by a white circle containing a minus sign.

If you are using the WM Phone Notification Mode app available on Google Play your phone's notification mode will be shown near the inner end of the top hour mark on the outer dial. A pair of bars in a V-shape indicate that the phone is set to vibrate-only mode. A single horizontal bar indicates that the phone is set to silent mode.

Tapping the top center will cycle through the three non-time modes and then back to the normal time mode.

The first non-time mode is a text display of the data shown on the main face. It gives exact values for the current time, sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, and the age of the current lunar cycle in days. All times are given in 24-hour notation. The indicator for each item from the main face is shown in front of the label.

The second non-time mode is Settings, which allow you to customize the face. You can control which information is displayed. Just tap the buttons to toggle features on and off.

The third non-time mode displays what touching different areas of the face will do. You can use the tap functions in this mode, but they will also work in the normal time mode. Most of these are shortcuts that launch other applications on the watch.

Tapping the center will move the main hands to a position where all windows are unobstructed. Tapping the center again will move them back. The hands will resume their positions automatically after one minute.

Tapping the bottom center will toggle your phone between normal and vibrate-only notifications modes if you are using the WM Phone Notification Toggle app (available on Google Play). Otherwise it will toggle the display between normal and all black.

Anyone who is comfortable with Watchmaker can define their own tap shortcuts. There are six pre-defined tap areas available on the face with their label layers right after each. Look near the right end of the layer list for black squares with names that end in "User Definable Tap Action". You can change the Tap Action of those layers to whatever you want. You can also change the following label by simply editing the text.

Please email me if you have questions or run into problems. I will do what I can to help.

--Bob Quinlan