Sun Surveyor (Sun & Moon)

4.8
4.73K reviews
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About this app

Sun Surveyor takes the mystery out of the sunrise, sunset, and moon phases, allowing photographers and filmmakers to scout the best locations, plan effectively, and get the perfect shot.

The Live Camera View, Interactive Map (with Street View), 3D Compass, and detailed Ephemeris provide a wealth of information about the largest natural light source in the galaxy, as well as the moon, and milky way:

- View augmented reality projections of the sun and moon paths, pinpoint the time the sun or moon will be at a particular location in the sky
- Predict and plan for the golden hour, blue hour and every sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset
- Prepare night photography shots with the Milky Way & star trail features

Solar Industry (PV) Professionals, architects, real estate agents, and gardeners will also find a wealth of empowering interactive features:

- Show clients the quality and quantity of seasonal sunlight at a given location
- Understand potential shade of surroundings and discover any obstructions
- Create images of the summer and winter Solstice & Equinox paths for a site

Additional features:

- Photo Opportunities (new!) - an interactive listing of critical times to help inspire and generate shot ideas; including the full moon looming low in the sky during magic hour, total darkness for stargazing, and more
- Position Search (new!) - an extremely powerful tool to search for sun, moon and milky way center positions within various constraints, for the perfectionist planner
- Visual time machine - take a quick glance at the light for a day, or dial in desired compositions easily
- Moon distance, age, apogee, perigee, super moon predictions
- Sun shadow information - calculate the length of shadows cast by objects
- Share details and locations with clients and colleagues
- Offline usage (excludes Map View, Street View) - enter coordinates, save & load locations with no data connection or GPS available
- Measure distance, and difference between elevations, and vertical angle differentials with the Map view
- Import and export Google Earth .kmz/.kml locations
- Magnetic declination compensation
- Widgets - 9 varieties of sun and moon widgets for your homescreen

** NOTE: the Live View and 3D Compass portions of this app make use of your device's compass. Some devices may not have a compass.
Updated on
May 28, 2022

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
Location and Photos and videos
No data collected
Learn more about how developers declare collection
Data isn’t encrypted
Data can’t be deleted
4.8
4.73K reviews
Paul Campbell
August 29, 2020
This app is like Antikythera mechanism combined with alien technology from Area 51! I know it's supposed to be for photography but I use it for various building tasks in which it is important to know the position of the sun at different times of the year. It's great for determining lunar events and just messing around with for fun. Just buy the full version. It's the best money I've ever spent on an app. Developer talent and passion combined!
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Dave Araki
October 31, 2021
Great app for predicting sun positions. I use it all the time for film shoots. The calibration mode is so great to have since compasses are often affected in the city or in buildings, and when worse comes to worst, the street map mode gives practical confirmation of uncertain observations. Only upgrade might be to allow enlarging hour indicators or change their color/give a opaque window, because when looking at the sun in live view, sometimes it's very difficult to read the hours. Thx
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A Google user
January 27, 2020
This has been my "go to" tool for planning milky way photography for several years. The tutorial videos are very helpful. I can plan a photo shoot from the comfort of my home or when on location during the day. It has more useful and easily understood features than any other app I have seen.
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What's new

- (New!) Added a Milky Way Widget
- Android 12+ Widget update: updated 4 widgets to be expandable, with additional info displayed for Android 12+ users.
- Other minor fixes and updates.