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Description

Celebrating 10 years of Sun Surveyor with new Widgets!

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 - 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 - an extremely powerful tool to search for sun, moon and milky way center positions within various constraints, for the perfectionist planner
- Widgets - plenty of configurable widgets for your home screen and today view (iOS 14+)
- 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
- Helpful video tutorials show how to use all of the app's modules and how to shoot specific types of scenes
- 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
- "Today" Widget - (for the pull-down notification center) shows rise and set times for the current location and the next upcoming sun event

- Languages: English, Deutsch, Français, 日本語, Italiano, Español, Català, русский, Norsk (Bokmål), Dansk, Nederlands, 中文 (繁體), 中文 (简体), 한국의, čeština, Türkçe, Português (Portugal & Brasil), Polski

What’s New

Version 2.7

- Widgets! iOS 14+ widgets: Sun, Moon, Milky Way, Photo Opportunities - with configurable location and display options.
- Bugfixes & SDK updates.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 Ratings

gcoghill ,

Amazing sun tracker

I mainly purchased this years ago for helping me visualize sun and moon paths, as well as occasional photography help. The astounding level of information and tool packed into this app have exceeded my needs and expectations, and it continues to improve over the years with regular free updates.

Photographers will find this to be an essential tool, and I assume many others as well. But if like me, you're just a nerd looking to orient yourself to the motions of the solar system, this app excels at that too.

The best thing about this app is the multiple perspectives it offers— first-person perspective with celestial bodies overlaid on the live camera; the "astronaut's-view" 3D compass; and for a remote-viewing experience, the Street View perspective.

There is an astounding level of data about the sun and moon at your fingertips as well. But I mainly like the visualization tools.

I can't imagine anything else you'd need in a sun tracker app, and would guess you'll find stuff included you didn't even know you'd want.

^^WeWatch^^ ,

Great, but 1 small adjustment short of perfect

JAN 2020
UPDATE
I received an email message from the developer. Which is information.
The little panel on the right will go away if you swipe on the tab to the edge of the screen. ...and your Otterbox doesn’t get in the way, or make you hit the Compass icon which in turn rotates your map giving you virtual whiplash.
I still love this app, but after getting rid of the panel I still want to adjust the size of the circle. Or maybe just lock the circle to a specific Size — like we can for location — on the landscape. Still a fantastic and very useful app!
(Side Note: Unfortunately, I cannot give up the Otterbox until Apple comes out of their gilded offices long enough to make a less fragile/better quality product.)

ORIGINAL REVIEW
I love this app and I use it often. However, it needs one minor tweak to make it 5-Star perfect. The circle detailing the sun’s path is always partially hidden behind the panel on the right side of the screen. If this panel were at the top or bottom of the screen, or if we could adjust the circle size, we would have the “complete picture.”
...and a 5-Star app.

Developer Response ,

Hello, please get in touch - adam@sunsurveyor.com - I believe you can do that also — limit the size of the circle — on the map; I’d like to know more so I can help.

4))fuydv)&& ,

Awesome Tool

This tool has just about everything you could ask for. Use it to plan ahead for photo/video shoots, know exactly how much time you’ll have for light, and know exactly when the moon will be in just the right spot over your nighttime subject. It even tells you when/where the Milky Way will rise and when to get the clearest shot.

I love using it while planting my garden. Now I know how many hours of sun each area will get on any given day of the year.

Only thing I could see them adding is a constellation overlay. That would blow me away.

App Privacy

The developer, Adam Ratana, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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