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Actual Moon

This freeware screensaver from LAVResearch displays the current phase of the moon on your screen, as seen from any geographical location on earth that you specify. You can choose from over a hundred pre-configured cities, from Amsterdam to New York, or add a custom place if you know the exact latitude and longitude. The current time, your coordinates, and the position, zodiac sign and time of rising and setting of the sun and the moon are included in text format, while the purple background lights up with stars.

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Price Free    Disk 0.61 MB    Windows for Windows    Downloads 2,875
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Installation instructions

Microsoft Windows

  1. Double-click on the actualmoon.exe file to bring up the Actual Moon 3D setup program.
  2. The default setting for the installation folder should be fine for most users, but you are free to select a custom path using the "Browse" button. Click "Next" to begin the installation.
    • If the "Can't write file ActualMoon.scr" error appears, you may have to restart the setup program with elevated access rights. You can do this by right-clicking on the actualmoon.exe file you downloaded above, and selecting "Run as administrator". Then repeat the above steps.
  3. When the installation is complete, click "OK" to exit the setup program. It will automatically have opened Windows's Screen Saver Settings panel, where you will find that "ActualMoon" is your default screensaver.

Anti-virus report for Actual Moon

Our editors have reviewed all files and found them to be safe, but they are also checked automatically using many different virus scanners. We are happy to share the results.

Virus scanneractualmoon.exe
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ClamAV
ESET-NOD32
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McAfee
MicrosoftPUA:Win32/Presenoker *
Panda
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Webroot
Last scanned2 weeks ago

*  When only a few of the virus scanners detect a problem with a file, this usually indicates a false alarm. While we cannot guarantee the safety of any file for 100%, we review them all carefully and report false positives to the anti-virus companies.

We have 1 file for "Actual Moon"

  1.   actualmoon.exe (Windows)
File report #1
File nameactualmoon.exe
Target system Microsoft Windows
File size624.00 kB (638,976 bytes)
File typePortable Executable (EXE)
Anti-virus
Detection ratio1/15 (6.67%)   View report
Popularity
Total downloads2,875
Last downloaded6 hours ago
File verification
MD5e463b01d086cdf3c13da3784bcf44035
SHA1a3ef4f87ad711aa7f5d547a9cb40da03c3273fcc
SHA256469bad613f104641d3d291f4138a6dcb2ff82c3c28cb621bd61ae8a0b8b66d8b

User reviews (4)

Yep, just grey sphere with no texture.

by Konstantin on October 22, 2015

I have a picture of the moon as a desktop background with this, looks great together.

by Joseph on October 22, 2015

Nice. I like this a lot. Thanks.

by Joseph on October 20, 2015

This screensaver looks like it was written for a bygone era. On a recent Nvidia card on Windows 10, I don't get the moon terrain, just a white-ish sphere. Additionally, the text rendering is... bad. :(

by Matt on September 30, 2015

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