How would you like to have a date with the sun? If you decide to do so, like any date you have to decide to a place and a time to meet her! Well, this is not a very easy task to do because the sun might not be at the place at the time you want to meet. Or it might not be there any time at all! "Sun&Moon Dater" uses OEA Astronomical and Navigational Utilities which predicts the location of the Sun, Moon very fast any date, any time any where from South Pole to the North Pole with 0.0003 degrees of accuracy on a smart phone. No tables, no need for internet access to some less accurate sites, just pure calculations utilizing only the computational hardware provided by the smart phone or computer tablet along with the use of its own GPS based location and timing capabilities! It can do much more calculations like finding other planets but dating the sun is actually more fun!
If you are a photographer, architect or involved with military operations you already know what we mean with sun dating! In any of these professions you need the location of the sun at a particular direction and elevation that you want , to do a perfect job! So it is an inverse problem of knowing the azimuth and elevation of the sun as a function of time!
Imagine you are a photographer and want to take a stunning photo where the sun is exactly on top of a dome or exactly in the middle of the Golden Gate Bridge with 20 degrees of elevation from the horizon at the point of your choice for a great composition!
You want to first know if this is possible and if it is, which dates and what time for each date that is possible? "Sun&Moon Dater" will give you this information. Its companion product GoldenHourM will also provide solar power spectrum, visible, infra-red and ultra violet power density, atmospheric path length, color temperature and many other physical parameters which are actually very difficult parameters to get even with very expensive scientific programs, again from OEA! It has very advanced mapping and navigational capabilities and supports 39 languages!
If you are an architect or even buying a house, you need to know when a particular window will see the sunrise or sunset. Which window will get sun light with your desired range for azimuth and elevation angle?
If you are a truck driver obviously you don t want to drive towards the sun at lower sun elevation angles. Choose the virtual mode in "Sun&Moon Dater" and use the advanced mapping capabilities provided to plan your trip accordingly or plan your coffee breaks when the road points you directly into the sun!
If you are a fighter pilot, in the navy or in the army you really have a great advantage if you put the sun on your back rather than in front of you when it is at lower elevations! Many great commanders in history like Alexander the Great have used this technique and gained a very significant advantage over the opposing forces!
The first line of the air dogfight classic Dicta Boelcke says keep the sun behind you . Legendary World War I fighter ace Baron von Richtofen always used this to his advantage. Even Western gun slingers chose the place where they stand based on the sun s location when they wanted to settle some scores!
If you want to play out doors, play a ball game or have a tennis match it is always a good practice to time it based on the orientation of the court such that the sun will not be in your eyes! Application of this tool is endless. If you want to sun tan, well then you want to pick up the right orientation to catch most of the rays that you can!
Use the sun for your advantage what ever you are planning to do with "Sun&Moon Dater"! Leave the complex math and physics to us and exploit the information that it provides for your advantage. Let us do the planning for your important date with the sun and have a good time where ever you chose to have a date!
(Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life)
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Sun & Moon Dater for iPhone is a free trial software application from the Recreation subcategory, part of the Home & Hobby category.
The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2013-03-28. The program can be installed on iOS.
Sun & Moon Dater for iPhone (version 1.0) has a file size of 8.70 MB and is available for download from our website.
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