If you're into astronomy, or have a romantic streak, you might be interested in Lunar Clock, which adds a moon phase indicator to the panel. To install it, use Synaptic to search for and install glunarclock. Once it's installed, right-click a blank spot on the panel where you want the applet to appear, select Add to panel, and then select Lunar Clock from the list.
Before using it, you must tell it where you are on the Earth so it's accurate. To do this, right-click its icon, click Preferences, and then the Location tab. You'll need your latitude and longitude figures—these can be obtained by typing the name of your town/city into http://www. geonames.org.
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