Light Pollution Map - Dark Sky

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5.64K reviews
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About this app

Light Pollution Map allows you to easily locate dark sites where the sky will not be affected by light pollution, allowing the best observance, star gazing, and photography of the night sky! But it's not just a light pollution map. There's many more features and tools for the hardcore astronomer. You'll soon realize Light Pollution Map is the only app you need to master the night. Scroll down and read to see the most important features:

Light Pollution Map
Integrated Light Pollution Map helps you find the darkest places near you for the best viewing of the night sky. Includes the ability to save and load your favorite dark sky locations, fully adjust the light pollution map overlay opacity and map type, and a unique "horizon safe radius tool" to avoid light pollution on the distant horizon!

Cloud Cover Map & Temperature Info
With an integrated cloud cover map and temperature indicator, always know before you even step outside if it's worth going outside to see the night sky!

Aurora Overlay
Overlay an Aurora layer on the Light Pollution Map to see where the best viewing of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) currently is.

ISS Tracker
Follow the international space station on a live map, see when it's flying above your location, who is currently on the ISS, view a live ISS webcam, and more!

Alerts & Notifications
Configure the app to send you alerts & notifications for the next meteor shower, super moon, or lunar eclipse. The app can also alert you when aurora activity is high and viewing is good at your current location, and alert you when the international space station will be flying above you.

Moon Information
Find moon phases and moon rise and set times for any date and any location. Also see more detailed info about the moon!

Live Aurora and Magnetic Field Info
See live information about the aurora such as KP value, viewing probability, magnetic field Bz, Density, and speed.

Astronomy Calculators
Get access to many different astronomy related calculators!

Live Aurora Webcams
Explore live aurora borealis webcams from around the world, and also see live graphs of the magnetosphere.

Moon Position Tool
Always know where the Moon will rise or set for any location, at any time and any date. Also has Moon Rise and Moon Set times.

Night Sky Calendar
Find the best days for meteor showers, lunar eclipses, and super moons for any day, past or present.

Live NASA SOHO Images
See live images of the Sun from NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.

Astronomy Photo of the Day
See an awesome new astronomy photo every day!

Enable and put widgets on your android home screen to show aurora information, cloud cover percentage, temperature info, astronomy photo of the day, and the time total darkness begins and ends.

Night Mode & AMOLED Themes
Darken the app to either save battery life, or put out less light pollution in the dark when you are stargazing.

And a lot more!
Some features are not available in the free version and may require an additional in-app purchase. We offering several upgrade packs, or a monthly subscription with free trial.
Updated on
Aug 24, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
This app may collect these data types
App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

5.42K reviews
Jill Bell
December 14, 2023
*edit* Not sure happened with the last update, but every time I try to load the cloud layer, the entireapp crashes. 'This app has been extremely helpful! As a photographer, weather as well as light pollution can make or break a great photo! I've found the upgrade to be very worthwhile for my needs, but the app works great without needing to upgrade
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Wesley Schroeder
September 30, 2020
Every feature is a paid feature. You can't adjust or modify it at all–its stuck showing light pollution, not opaque enough to see the map below. You can't tell where anything is. There is however, another app called Dark Sky Map. Its fully customizable, and looks great. Its not bogged down by buttons that do nothing. The difference between these apps is so great in fact that it compelled me to come all the way over here and write a review. You should look it up. Dark Sky Map. You're welcome.
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A Google user
March 9, 2020
Absolutely useless! Can't even zoom into the map when trying to find another location! What is the use of you can't see details of the area you're trying to find?!? And then EVERYTHING had to be paid for! Installed it, tried for 2 minutes and uninstalled it..... To Photographer's Arsenal: first: An app or software program should be intuitive. One should not have to contact the developer to find out how to use it. Second: I tried all the buttons in the app and nothing worked.
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Dunbar Technology, LLC
March 8, 2020
Eric, thank you for your comment. A simple courtesy e-mail to us before leaving a rude review, and we could have solved your issue by telling you to tap the buttons on the top of the map to re-enable zooming. Regarding payment for additional features, these are only some extra features that most don't need for the purpose of the app.

What's new

Our first major app update in a long time! Sorry for the delay due to personal health issues and other concerns. This update fixes some major issues many were having with the app not recognizing the app as being genuine, as well as fixing other many bugs and problems.
There will be more updates fixing other minor bugs and issues over the next few weeks. Thank you for your patience and support!