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Sunrise/set and Moonrise/set.

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:22 pm
by T2D
I was going to suggest the addition of a new AQ feature that reports the time of sunrise/set and moonrise/set. I have this on my Garmin GPS. It is useful to know how much daylight remains and if there'll be a moon to illuminate the night.

I then realized there's probably an app for that! I found one designed for photographers. It reports civil/nautical/astronomical sunrise/sunset plus many other times like the "Golden Hour" when the sun is low on the horizon and produces a warm color.

It can display:
  • A map showing the position of the sun and moon with respect to your current location.
  • A graph showing the ascent and descent of the sun and moon over time (and the moon's current phase and illumination level).
  • The weather forecast for the current location.
In other words, it does more than I expected. Several of the more advanced features require internet access but the basic ones should work offline (or you acquire them before going offline). ... nshots.php

Re: Sunrise/set and Moonrise/set.

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:29 pm
by T2D
I forgot to add that I am in no way associated with the developer of the product I described above and I'm not receiving compensation in any form. It's just one of several available apps that report sun and moon events. I mentioned it only because it is useful information for navigation but need not be included in AQ as a feature because it already exists in freely available apps.

Re: Sunrise/set and Moonrise/set.

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:59 am
by Psyberia-Support
Hi and thanks a lot for this information.
I think that using another dedicated application for this is a better solution, and the one you suggest seems great. I'll try it.
Best regards