Selecting the Cities for the World Clock
Sharp World Clock contains an integrated database with more than 23,000 cities. All cities with a population of more than 15,000 anywhere in the world are included. If there is no such city in a country, the capital city is added anyway. Also included is a collection of military time zones and UTC (GMT).
In order to edit the city of a clock, click the City menu item:
The dialog window looks like this:
The easiest way to find the city is to enter the first characters of the city name into the search field. If you are just looking for the capital city of a country, you can also enter the name of the country and the capital city will come up first. Instead of using the search function, you can also select a city by selecting continent, country and city in the drop-down-lists.
In the world map you can see the position of the selected city, the country borders and the earth shadow (the light parts indicate where the earth is directed to the sun - day time, while the darker part is in night time).
Changing the City Title
You can change the displayed city name to any word you like. It can be the localized name of the city or the name of a person living there.
Sunrise, Sunset and Moon Phases
In this dialog you can also see the sunrise and sunset time for the selected city and the length of the day. The number in brackets shows the offset to the lenght of day of the previous day. The moon phase is displayed with a symbolic image and a text, showing the days until the next full moon and the next new moon. The last line shows the current weather conditions and temperature, but there is a more detailed weather report on the next tab in this dialog.