phoon - show the PHase of the mOON

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Phoon displays the phase of the moon, either currently or at a specified date / time. Unlike other such programs, which just tell you how long since first quarter or something like that, phoon shows you the phase with a cute little picture. You can vary the size of the picture with the -l flag, but only some sizes have pictures defined - other sizes use @'s.

Sample output (HTMLized via texttohtml):

                 .----
             .--'  o
          .-'   .  
       .-'@   @@@@
      /@@@  @@@@@
    ./    o @@@@
   /@@  o   @@@@
  /@@@@   .   @
  |@@@@@       
 /@@@@@  O  `.-	 Last Quarter + 
 | @@@@    --`-	 2  0:34:45
 |@ @@@        	 New Moon -     
 |       @@  @ 	 4 21:49:45
 \  . @        
  |      @@   @
  \     @@@@  @
   \  o  @@     
    `\     .    
      \          
       `-.   o   /
          `-.   /  
             `--.   
                 `----

See also: bigcal, globe, xphoon.
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