Featured Moon Calendar
This 20 year calendar is great for anglers, hunters and gardeners south of the equator who need to look back in time and in to the future to find the phase of the moon on any given day. Planning your events around the phase of the moon is easy with this moon phase tracker. The calendar's waxing and waning is geared for the Southern Hemisphere. There is also a separate calendar for the Northern Hemisphere.
The 2018 Calendars Are Ready
The calendar scripts for 2018 are set to jump into action on January 1st. However, we have come between a rock and a hard space with bandwidth and available funding. In October and November, we came extremely close to going over the current bandwidth allotment that we can afford. More and more people are using our calendars and our resources every month, but we are not making enough with our ads to support the payment for extra bandwidth. If we can put together $120 before the end of the year, we can pay to double the bandwidth for the year.
You did it! We received $120 in contributions. THANK YOU so much. We will be able to double the bandwidth for the year. We can pay for the rest of the year with the funding we received from the ads. Our hosting package renewal is due on December 28.
We thank each and every one of you who helped us to achieve this goal. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Daily Transits Graphs
The format of the Daily Transits Graph will be changing effective 2018. The previous format of bi-weekly will now change over to twice per month. This will make the development of the images/graphs easier. If you notice any errors in output, please take a screenshot of the error on the page and email it to us via the contact page. We have done our best to beta test, but there is always the potential for errors after we roll it out.
Upgrades and Updates 2018
The webpages have been upgraded to SSL. Any information input posted on a page to change output, is now encrypted. Even though we never ask for personal information on our site, we want to ensure that you are protected to the best of our ability.
The calendar information is being updated for 2018 and the daily activities pages are being re-scripted to speed up the information/page load. If you notice errors, you can access our email address on the contact page. Remember to include the phrase - moontracks - in the subject line of the email.
Moving within the Eclipses
If you are seeing this particular message, that means that you are visiting us on the new server. This transition should be more smooth than last year's crash and burn of a server collapse. If you encounter any problems on the pages, email us (via contact page) to tell us which URL is not working, what is not working, and if there is an error message, what the message is. This new server should provide more bandwidth at less expense.
Last week was the lunar eclipse and this week is the solar eclipse. A great indicator of change, and we are taking advantage while we can. Thanks for your support and patience!
New Year is Going Over the Limit
We hope that your New Year is everything that you had hoped for. For the most part, the site pages have transitioned well. Where we are experiencing the most problem is that the site is being attacked by Spam Bots that eat up our bandwidth. We can't afford to keep enlarging our bandwidth limits. We have blocked as many IPs from these bots, as possible, without slowing down the site.
Since most people block the ads on our site, we don't earn enough ad money to be able to afford more bandwidth. As long as these spam bots are eating up our bandwidth, at the end of the month there may be months where we run out of bandwidth and it will close down the site until the beginning of the next month.
Our apologies for the inconvenience!
Some Year End Transition Issues
We are working on getting the 2017 calendars updated. But we also have discovered that there have been some issues with bad code on the pages that pulls in the information. Thank you so much to those individuals who sent emails to let us know which pages were having issues. If you encounter any other issues, please don't hesitate to let us know by emailing us via the contact page along with the URL of the page that is having issues.
Part of the issues developed as a result of the server crash/rebuild in February. We were relying on some older pages that used older code/scripts. Hopefully, we have these fixed now.
Happy Holidays as we move into the new year.
Site Moved to Different Server Section
The past couple of months, the site has been slowed. We assumed it was due to the referrer spam our site was being innundated by. But it may also have been due to a faulty server node.
We appear to be back up. We hope this resolved the problem and that we stay online. Thank you for your patience.
Site is Slow due to Spam Attack
We apologize for the issues that our site is having. We discovered that the site is being attacked with spam referrals and spam bots. We have tried to implement some blocks and in many cases, we have needed to block entire countries from accessing our web pages. We hope that this slows down the attacks and allows our real users to have better access to the pages more quickly. We purchased more bandwidth twice in the past few months, only to have it bloated with spam, so we apologize for something that is currently beyond our control.
Bear with us as we attempt to bring some speed back to the site's webpages.
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