Light Pollution Map - Dark Sky 4+

More than just a dark sky app‪.‬

Dunbar Technology, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 3.5 • 902 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



light pollution map app

Light Pollution Map allows you to easily locate dark sky locations 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 so much more, such as aurora borealis live viewing map, meteor shower alerts, super moon alerts, lunar eclipse alerts, moon phases and info, aurora and magnetic field information, international space station tracker, and a lot more! Light Pollution Map will help you master the night sky..

List of all features:
• Highly accurate, customizable and interactive light pollution map to find dark sky viewing locations near you.
• See live aurora borealis information such as KP value, magnetic field information, and more for the hardcore aurora chaser.
• Live aurora borealis visibility map for northern and southern hemisphere, with additional timelapse options.
• Aurora information widgets (today widget).
• ISS Tracker with live updates about the international space station including the location, visibility, velocity, altitude, and more.
• Night sky event calendar allows you to find dates for lunar eclipses, super moons, and meteor showers.
• Live images of the Sun via NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.
• Darkness countdown timer until the darkest period of night so you know when the night sky will be the darkest. Also let you know when it starts getting light outside.
• Astronomy photo of the day directly from NASA! A new one every day to look at!
• Local temperature indicator to know if you need to bring a sweater before you even step outside.
• Local cloud coverage indicator to know if you will be able to see anything before you step outside.
• Cloud cover overlay on the main map to find clear sky locations at night.
• Settings to customize the app.
• Moon information such as moon phase, moon rise, and moon set times, days of next full moon and new moon, etc.
• Moon direction tool which allows you to find where the moon will be, at any time, any date, for any location.
• Enable a horizon safe radius circle to avoid light pollution from nearby cities on the map.
• Local Aurora Borealis (Northern/Southern Lights) alerts and push notifications.
• Global Aurora Borealis Activity alerts and push notifications.
• Meteor shower alerts and push notifications.
• Super moon alerts and push notifications.
• Lunar eclipse alerts and push notifications.
• Save and load your favorite dark sky locations.
• Navigate to your saved locations using the Apple Maps app.

Some features above require an optional in-app purchase to upgrade to the pro version. Every purchase helps us to continue running and developing the app and is much appreciated.

Note: Light Pollution Map loads data online. Internet connection or wifi is required, and we are not responsible for any data usage chargers from your provider.

What’s New

Version 4.3.9

In this update, we fixed a few memory leak issues, so now the app should use less memory on your iPhone and run a bit smoother.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
902 Ratings

902 Ratings

ScubaTeam ,

Used to be a great App, crashes now and is unusable

This used to be a great app. I used it frequently to plan routes when traveling to find good dark areas to stop for the night to do some imaging.

Currently using iOS 17 and this app stopped working for me at about 4 months ago. The app loads fine and then as soon as the map loads the app shuts down with a hard crash. The main menu loads at first open, and you can use every menu item without crash, but once the map is opened the whole app crashes.

Hope an update is put out soon to fix. It’s hard to find a replacement that does what this one used to do.

Banditsuni ,

App no longer usable

For years I have used the app without a glitch, but now it crashes every time I try to look at the map. An update/fix would be nice. The last update was 4 years ago, operating systems have changed a lot since. I would be willing to pay for the app if it worked.

s.mcmahan ,

So far, crashes

I just d/l’ed app and it crashed. Hoping that would be remedied when I purchased the professional version upgrade. Still crashes. I did a hard boot on my phone. Still crashes. Sure wish the developer would support the persons who are trying to support them. Four years since an update… hmmm.

Tells me I was too hasty to download it based on the promises in the listing. Won’t make that error again.

Oh well. Guess I’ll see if there’s a solution. Nothing in the help files about crashing either.

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