Sun Position Map

4.2
1K reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

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Shows position of the sun at any given point in time
Shows position of the moon at any given point in time
Position of sunrise and sunset for current day
Position of moon rise and moon set for current day
Position of the latest and earliest sunrise
Position of the latest and earliest sunset
Maps of type "map", "satellite", "hybrid" and "terrain"
Compass to help determine where sun will be at any given date and time
Save locations on map with notes
Displays moon phase and illumination
Change date/time with either a slider, or precise buttons.
Shows a camera's field of view indicator in landscape and portrait modes
Shows position of starts, constellations and Messier objects

To access all of the settings options note that the settings can scroll both up and down and side to side.

To use the compass, click the navigator icon on the right, and the heading indicator will turn on. Line up the heading indicator line with any of the sun line, sunrise or sunset lines, and the direction the phone is facing is the direction the sun will be. The compasses in phones are pretty inaccurate, you can usually increase the accuracy by moving the phone around in a figure-eight pattern. You can also gauge the accuracy by pointing the phone towards the sun and observing how far off it is.

Permissions: This app doesn't require any extra permissions than what is absolutely necessary to function. It uses the Google Maps API which requires access to external storage and network access. Additionally it requires access to location data to show your current position. I do not track or collect any information about users of this app, but I cannot speak for any tracking or collection the Google Maps API does.
Updated on
Jul 20, 2017

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4.2
1K reviews
Jeff Altorfer
June 5, 2021
LOVE IT! Does exactly what it says + MORE. Fantastic app: clever user interface/data portrayal. B sure 2 check out his other apps, there r MANY useful reference & conversion/equivalency apps (this one, I use exclusively outside of photography, & not that often... BUT WHEN I NEED IT, it's almost a life saver! ) but the others are great for mechanics, engineers, do-it-yourselfers, etc.. Thank you so much for this, what a fantastic contribution. [ several descriptive help screens would be useful ]
33 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
February 13, 2019
A real nice basic concept. As a photographer I only need the Sun / Moon position at any given time - that is just what this app does - in a most easy to understand interface. Unfortunately the character sizes on my tablet are smaller as what I see in the here showed preview. My old eyes are really stressing to read the data. The Compass indicates 90º off the the East - I use a professional GETAC Z710 tablet with professional GPS so I'm afraid it is a bug. But nevertheless leave 4 stars as I like the concept so much and encourage the maker to keep on improving.
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Gerald Rhodes
November 30, 2022
Loved this app, until recently when it no longer shows boundaries. I really do love the app and continue to use it but if you're using Google and Google maps show state borders, why can't I see borders in this app? They used to be visible but aren't anymore. Why? If the state borders showed up, I'd gladly rate this app a 10.
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What's new

Added stars, constellations, and Messier objects