Sun Surveyor (Sun & Moon)

Sun Surveyor (Sun & Moon)


Sun Surveyor predicts Sun & Moon positions with a 3D Compass, Interactive Map, Augmented Reality and a Details Ephemeris. Sun Surveyor is useful for film and photo location scouting, photographers, architecture, solar panel positioning, gardening, real estate, film grips, Earth Science geekery, and more! Plan for every sunrise, sunset and super moon!


Use the interactive controls to:


- Predict and plan for the golden hour, blue hour and every sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset 

- Find the time of year and angle to shoot a location at sunrise or sunset, or compositions involving the Moon

- 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
- Visualize the sun and moon throughout the day or over a year for any location on the earth

- Observe the Summer and Winter Solstice paths & Equinox paths for any location


Features:


- Sun & Moon bearing and altitude, Sunrise & Sunset, Shadow Ratio, Moon Rise & Set, Moon Phase & Illumination %, Twilight Times (Civil, Nautical, Astronomical), Summer and Winter Solstice Paths, Equinox Paths, Golden Hour and Blue Hour Times, Solar Noon, upcoming moon phase dates and a Super Moon finder!

- 3D Compass - A 3D projection of Sun and Moon positions and events overlaid onto a compass representing the device's bearing and orientation in the world

- Augmented Reality - View through the device's camera, visualize where the sun and moon will be in the sky, or when they will move behind a building

- Map View - A top-down view of Sun and Moon event positions overlaid onto an interactive map
. Lock down your shooting point and align your shot with Sun & Moon events! Uses the new Google Maps API featuring Terrain maps and rotation and tilting of the map view. Also features elevation lookups and the ability to determine difference in vertical angles between two locations.
- Widgets - 9 varieties of sun and moon widgets for your homescreen and lockscreen
- Import and Export of Locations - (new!) import Google Earth .kmz/.kml placemarks, and export to share with others or for backup purposes
- Time Machine Slider - Visualize events for a single day, or watch the days get longer and shorter and the Moon's path get further and closer throughout a year

- Offline Usage (excludes Map View)
- Enter Coordinates, Save & Load Locations with no data connection or GPS available

- Send screenshots and details

- Sun shadow ratio and projection, visualize the shadows cast from the Sun

- Moon distance, age, apogee, perigee, super moon predictions
- Local, Auto-Detect and Manual TimeZone selection

- Compensation for Magnetic Declination
- Elevation data for locations
- Languages: English, Deutsch, Français, 日本語, Italiano, Español, русский, Norsk (Bokmål), Dansk, Nederlands, 中文 (繁體), 中文 (简体), 한국의, čeština, Türkçe, Português (Brasil), Polski

** NOTE: the 3D Compass and Augmented Reality portions of this app make use of your device's compass. Some devices (HTC One V, HTC Desire C, etc) do not have a compass. The Maps and Details portion will remain unaffected. I do not ban any devices from installing this app, as some people have more than one device, such as tablets without cameras, or compasses, and I will gladly refund users if the app is not working for them.

Recent changes:
Sun Surveyor 2.0 is in beta. This includes features like Street View, and a redesigned visual and functional experience. Please email me ([email protected]) to participate.

1.13.1
- Details view, info overlay: Moon rise and set will display in order of the event time
- Corrections to the Spanish translation
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About Sun Surveyor (Sun & Moon)
Sun Surveyor predicts Sun & Moon positions with a 3D Compass, Interactive Map, Augmented Reality and a Details Ephemeris. Sun Surveyor is useful for film and photo location scouting, photographers, architecture, solar panel positioning, gardening, real estate, film grips, Earth Science geekery, and more! Plan for every sunrise, sunset and super moon!


Use the interactive controls to:


- Predict and plan for the golden hour, blue hour and every sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset 

- Find the time of year and angle to shoot a location at sunrise or sunset, or compositions involving the Moon

- 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
- Visualize the sun and moon throughout the day or over a year for any location on the earth

- Observe the Summer and Winter Solstice paths & Equinox paths for any location


Features:


- Sun & Moon bearing and altitude, Sunrise & Sunset, Shadow Ratio, Moon Rise & Set, Moon Phase & Illumination %, Twilight Times (Civil, Nautical, Astronomical), Summer and Winter Solstice Paths, Equinox Paths, Golden Hour and Blue Hour Times, Solar Noon, upcoming moon phase dates and a Super Moon finder!

- 3D Compass - A 3D projection of Sun and Moon positions and events overlaid onto a compass representing the device's bearing and orientation in the world

- Augmented Reality - View through the device's camera, visualize where the sun and moon will be in the sky, or when they will move behind a building

- Map View - A top-down view of Sun and Moon event positions overlaid onto an interactive map
. Lock down your shooting point and align your shot with Sun & Moon events! Uses the new Google Maps API featuring Terrain maps and rotation and tilting of the map view. Also features elevation lookups and the ability to determine difference in vertical angles between two locations.
- Widgets - 9 varieties of sun and moon widgets for your homescreen and lockscreen
- Import and Export of Locations - (new!) import Google Earth .kmz/.kml placemarks, and export to share with others or for backup purposes
- Time Machine Slider - Visualize events for a single day, or watch the days get longer and shorter and the Moon's path get further and closer throughout a year

- Offline Usage (excludes Map View)
- Enter Coordinates, Save & Load Locations with no data connection or GPS available

- Send screenshots and details

- Sun shadow ratio and projection, visualize the shadows cast from the Sun

- Moon distance, age, apogee, perigee, super moon predictions
- Local, Auto-Detect and Manual TimeZone selection

- Compensation for Magnetic Declination
- Elevation data for locations
- Languages: English, Deutsch, Français, 日本語, Italiano, Español, русский, Norsk (Bokmål), Dansk, Nederlands, 中文 (繁體), 中文 (简体), 한국의, čeština, Türkçe, Português (Brasil), Polski

** NOTE: the 3D Compass and Augmented Reality portions of this app make use of your device's compass. Some devices (HTC One V, HTC Desire C, etc) do not have a compass. The Maps and Details portion will remain unaffected. I do not ban any devices from installing this app, as some people have more than one device, such as tablets without cameras, or compasses, and I will gladly refund users if the app is not working for them.

Recent changes:
Sun Surveyor 2.0 is in beta. This includes features like Street View, and a redesigned visual and functional experience. Please email me ([email protected]) to participate.

1.13.1
- Details view, info overlay: Moon rise and set will display in order of the event time
- Corrections to the Spanish translation

User reviews of Sun Surveyor (Sun & Moon)
Very nice, the AR is impressive
Jul 25, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Dec 2, 2014
In the beginning it held some promise - It worked and was somewhat useful - now it doesn't work now and it's mostly useless!
A Google User
Nov 27, 2014
Brilliant app apart from now the widgets don't work and tell me there's no gps. once that is sorted back to 5 stars.
A Google User
Nov 12, 2014
Mixed results Works fairly well on my Galaxy 5. However, it does not work properly on my Lenovo tablet at all. You really need a tripod to get decent tracks in AR View.
A Google User
Nov 8, 2014
Excellent! As a nature photographer, I have found this app to be priceless. I am able to pinpoint exact locations for moonrise and sunset. Being able to know when the full moon will be rising just after sunset enables me to get outstanding pictures. Using this app, I can be in the right place at the right time and have my camera pointed where the moon will be rising.
A Google User
Nov 4, 2014
Great for photography