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Sun Surveyor (Sun & Moon)

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Sun Surveyor (Sun & Moon)

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User Reviews for Sun Surveyor (Sun & Moon)

Great, but 1 small adjustment short of perfect

JAN 2020UPDATEI 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 REVIEWI 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.

^^WeWatch^^, Jan 14, 2020
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.

4))fuydv)&&, Jun 05, 2019
One of my all-time favorite apps, for sure

I downloaded Sun Surveyor about a year ago, and it was the easiest and quickest ten usd I've ever spent. (I'm quite stingy with my spending)Worth every cent. The application is orderly, organized, visually appealing, user friendly, the whole sha~bang. 10/10 !¡ Je Vous Remercie I am writing this review to request an update or fix to the widget apparatus. I presently have the Sun/Moon rise:set feature on my homescreen, but it does not display any information. Just the words "no permission" atop. I looked up if there were any ways to fix this and was not able to find any helpful solutions. So here I am.

6862377, Jan 24, 2022
Great Solar Panel Array Survey Tool

I use this app to site solar panel arrays. A great tool to find the best sun exposure on a property so that the array won’t be shaded and rob power output . It also shows me where trees might need to be removed or topped to get full power harvesting during prime hours on either side of solar noon. I use the photos to guide arborists on where to cut the shading trees. It’s amazingly precise for this kind of work.

BradMattole, Feb 22, 2020
Perfect Tool for Photographers

I’ve never written a review for an app before, but this one deserves one! I am an outdoor light portrait photographer. This app is incredible for judging the best time of day for my sessions, especially when they are at a new location. I love that you can drop in the specific address and see exactly where the sun sets & the location of the sun. Incredible!

Buterflieblue, Jul 15, 2021
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.

gcoghill, Jul 30, 2018

I almost never buy apps but I can’t believe Sun Surveyor only cost me $10. It’s accurate, educational, beautiful and fun to use. Not only that but the brilliant video tutorials are accessible right from the menu in the app itself. The free version gave me all the functionality I actually need, but the app is so gorgeous and fascinating that I only played with it for a few minutes before upgrading. I’ve been using iPhones for many years and can say unequivocally that this is the best app I’ve ever used!!!

Gimme privacy, Apr 23, 2023
Incredibly useful, thoughtfully designed app!

Honestly, I didn’t think that I would use it as often as I do. It’s useful for so many applications! Photography, planning walking routes, planning activities to do at certain dates and locations, and a lis goes on…The app is super insightful and rich with information. It’s designed well enough for someone newly introduced to it to be able to yield some value from it. Nevertheless, I encourage ones to invest a little bit of time to fully yield all of the value it can bring to you.

Gori20, May 14, 2022
Best App Out There!

As a filmmaker and now solar panel capturer, this app is invaluable when it comes to tracking the sun! It is sooo accurate it’s unbelievable! Like right now I’m catching the sun coming up over my house to capture the most sunlight I can get. Using this app I was able to design my sun platform for optimum position! Also I have contacted support a few times and they have answered! You can’t go wrong with this app! Bravo!

MagicHour, Aug 21, 2020
Great for house-hunting and vacation planning.

I used this app to decide upon purchasing the “right” condo location — with respect to knowing exactly where the sun would shine during the months when I’m to be there. I also use it to plan vacations — so that we’re there during a romantic early evening full-moon.Many realtors downloaded their own copy after I gave a brief demo.

N8JG, Sep 08, 2018


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

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