Sun Locator Pro

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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?

-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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1.64K reviews
A Google user
January 22, 2020
At last! It has the very cool 3D shadow feature that I've been looking for! (When is the sun in my canyon? Winter time has ~2 hour delay)😀👍 However, it has some annoying limitations: No reasonable zoom in or out, or rotating of the 3D map.☹️ PLEASE fix.... In visual camera mode you can watch & track the sunrise directly (very cool), but not in 3D mode. ☹️ PLEASE fix.... If you don't need the 3D Shadow tracking feature then compare to Sun Surveyor's cleaner interface. I love the concept!👍
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A Google user
September 1, 2019
This has helped me plan my photography/walking route over a period of time to try keep the sun on my back as much as possible to increase my chances of capture better pictures. You can use the time slider to predict the shadows and then plot your route. The terrain simulation is fantastic, I can see that coming in useful on holidays in areas I'm not familiar with.
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Philippe Noth
April 17, 2022
I like the app, especially its 3D simulation mode, which helps me immensely when hiking the Alps in autumn. Since the author is asking "What types of improvements are you wanting to see?", I’ll say: 3D mode availability in more parts of the world. I have been in Iceland, the photographer’s paradise, for weeks, and the 3D mode was never available. Not sure why… Wouldn’t a download of additional data (DEM files?) be enough to make it work?
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April 24, 2022
Hi Philippe, thanks for your input. Iceland is now included, can you test again and provide me with a feedback?

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Widget compatibility with Android 12 - yet again