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POM(6)                         BSD Games Manual                         POM(6)

NAME
     pom -- display the phase of the moon

SYNOPSIS
     pom [[[[[[cc]yy]mm]dd]HH]]

DESCRIPTION
     The pom utility displays the current phase of the moon.  Useful for
     selecting software completion target dates and predicting managerial
     behavior.

     [[[[[cc]yy]mm]dd]HH]  Display the phase of the moon for a given time.
                           The format is similar to the canonical representa-
                           tion used by date(1).

SEE ALSO
     date(1)

AUTHOR
     pom was written by Keith E. Brandt.

BUGS
     Times must be within range of the UNIX epoch.

     This program does not allow for the difference between the TDT and UTC
     timescales (about one minute at the time of writing).

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
     This program is based on algorithms from Practical Astronomy with Your
     Calculator, Third Edition by Peter Duffett-Smith <pjdsATmrao.uk>.

BSD                             January 9, 1999                            BSD