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The Eclipse tool graphically displays on the chart when Solar and/or Lunar Eclipses occur.


To add the Eclipse tool to your chart, select it from the Astro tool group and click on the chart. Optuma will then apply the symbols to the chart using default settings.

Actions & Properties


Add to Toolbar: Click this action to add the selected custom Eclipse to your custom toolbar.

Apply Settings to All: When multiple Eclipse tools have been applied to a chart, page or workbook, this action can be used to apply the settings of the one selected to other instances of the tool. This is a great time saver if an adjustment is made to the tool – such as hiding or adding levels- as this allows all the other Day of Month tools in the chart, page or entire workbook to be updated instantly.

Copy Data to Clipboard: Will copy the tool’s values to the clipboard which can then be inserted into a spreadsheet, for example, allowing for further analysis.

Copy Tool: Allows you to copy the selected Eclipse, which can then be pasted onto a different chart window.

Move to Back: If the symbols of the tool are displaying in front of other tools or indicators clicking this action will move the symbols view to the background.

Move to Front: If the symbols of the tool are displaying behind other tools or indicators on the chart, clicking this action will bring the symbols to the forefront.

Restore Default Settings: Click this action if you have adjusted the default settings of the Eclipse, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.

Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the Eclipse Properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new Eclipse to a chart, the tool will display using the new settings.

Set Time Alert: Sets a time alert for the selected symbol. For more information on Time Alerts, click here.

Delete: Delete the Eclipse tool from the chart.


Tool Name: Allows you to adjust the name of the tool, as it’s displayed in the Structures Panel.

Show Lines: When selected Eclipse lines will be displayed on the chart. When checked the options for “Lines Over All Views” and “Line Style” will become available.

Show Symbols: When the Show Lines property is enabled this checkbox will appear. You can untick it to hide the symbols from the tool so only the lines display on the chart. (Available from Optuma v1.5 and higher).

Lines Over All Views: Check this box to ensure the that the Eclipse lines extend over all tools or indicators that are placed on the chart. For example, the lines will run through the volume indicator if this box is checked.

Line Style: Expands to display the line properties of the Eclipse. The following properties can be adjusted:
  • Line Style - The Line Style property allows you to adjust the type of Eclipse Lines displayed. There are 8 options available: Solid, Dots, Dash, Dash Dots, Long Dash, Long Dash Dot, Long Dash Dot Dot, Stippled
  • Line Width - Allows you to adjust the width of the Eclipse lines. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the thickness of the line.
  • Transparency - Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the Eclipse Lines. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency.

GMT Offset: Use this option to adjust the Eclipse time zone setting for a specific market. Select the required GMT setting and the Eclipse will automatically update.

Coordinate Type: Changes the positions based on equatorial or ecliptic coordinates.

Eclipse Type: Allows you to select whether you want the Solar, Lunar, or Both eclipses to show.

Position: Use this option to adjust the position of the Eclipse symbols. The following positions can be selected: High, Low, Top, Bottom or Floating.

Symbol Size: Allows you to adjust the size of the Eclipse symbols. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the Symbol size.

Solar Colour: Allows you to adjust the colour of the Solar Eclipse Symbols and Lines.

Lunar Colour: Allows you to adjust the colour of the Lunar Eclipse Symbols and Lines.

Stack Symbols: When multiple Eclipse tools are added to a chart, this property allows you to stack them over a bar instead of having them appear in front of each other.

Tool Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the tool. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency of the tool.

Visible: Un-tick this checkbox to hide the tool from the chart.

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