Sun Locator Lite (Sun and Moon

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About this app

Sun Locator predicts the sun and moon position and path at a specific location during the course of a day.
Anticipate lighting conditions in photography/filming, real estate, architecture, outdoor activities (e.g. setting up camp), solar panel positioning, gardening, and more.
★ The Main View displays all the detailed information: sunrise/sunset, moonrise/moonset, blue hour, golden hour, solar noon, twilight times, moon phase and much more
★ The Camera View displays the solar position and lunar position directly overlaid on your device's camera. Use the slider to set the time of day and directly track the solar movement. [A device with a magnetometer (compass) is needed to use the AR feature]
★ The Map feature displays the solar and lunar location, direction and shadow on a map to help you plan your activities.

*Photography: when and where will the sun rise and set? When are the Blue hour and the golden hour? When and where will the moon shine tonight?
*Gardening: do your plants get enough direct sunlight during the course of the day and year?
*Real estate: does a neighboring building obstruct the sun and cause shade?
*Architecture: How much sunshine will your home get? Does the sun shine through your window?
*Camping: will the sun shine on your tent?
*Hiking: when does dawn start and dusk end?
*Solar panels: Will there be nearby obstructions?
*Day and Night World Map: Regions on Earth with daylight, twilight and night

-Use your current GPS location or choose any location on a map
-Save your favorite locations
-Use the current time or choose any time of day
-Get data about sunrise/sunset times, twilight (dusk/dawn), photography times (blue and golden hour)
-Get data about moonrise/moonset and moon phase
-View the sun's and moon’s position at the chosen location and time overlaid on your device's camera
-Overlay the sun and moon path on the map and anticipate the casting of shadow (Map feature)
-Track the sun's and moon’s position by using the slider to set a time of day and day of year

The Lite version is free and limited to information for the current day. The Pro version enables you to get information for any day of the year (and to adjust the height of the sun dial in the map view)

-the AR feature relies on your device's internal compass. Calibrate your compass regularly to make sure the displayed solar position is accurate.
-Devices without a compass will not be able to use the AR feature
Updated on
Apr 27, 2022

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6.12K reviews
William S
September 10, 2022
Very cool app. Just checked it out to see where sun would rise and min would set, and it was REALLY close to actual in the camera view. There is an option in the app to calibrate my phone compass, and after I took about 20 seconds to do that, camera view was exactly correct. Going to hopefully use this to pick out a great house location with best views of sunrise and sunset.
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Theresa Hendricks
December 30, 2020
It says it's free but not usable without an upgrade. The date isn't changeable without an upgrade, so not good for planning ahead and the current date is incorrect, so pointless for using it today. If they'd just put a price on it, it would be understandable, but as is, I feel lied to by the promise of a "free" app. If possible I'd give it a -5 for wasting my time and false advertising.
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December 31, 2020
Hi Theresa, please note that Sun Locator Lite is a fully functional, 5-star app with all the information for the current day (just as advertised). If you encounter any problems, please contact me at
A Google user
April 10, 2019
Exactly what I was looking for I'm surprised it doesn't have ads, wow... and it has all the features I was looking for, like times for blue light and moon position showing it all even with a graphic of the moon face. I gave it one less star because there's an unexpected behavior with the user interface where you change the sun position and then to put it back to the current time you have to close and reopen it.
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