Light Pollution Map – Dark Sky
Light Pollution Map allows you to easily locate dark sites where the sky will not be affected by light pollution, allowing the best observance, star gazing, and photography of the night sky!
But it’s not just a light pollution map. There’s so much more.
Free Version Features:
• High resolution, accurate data.
• Uses your device’s GPS to find nearby dark locations.
• Search for new locations anywhere.
• 90% coverage of the entire world.
• 10 Levels of map zoom
• Adjust opacity of the map to your liking.
• Moon information such as moon phase, moon rise, and moon set times.
• Enable a horizon safe radius circle to avoid light pollution from nearby cities on the map.
• Ad supported.
Pro Version Features:
• All of the features in the free version, plus:
• View cloud cover overlay on map to find clear skies at night.
• Save and load your favorite locations.
• Navigate to your saved locations using your favorite GPS map app.
• 14 Levels of map zoom.
• Faster map loading.
• Higher resolution map data.
• No advertisements.
• Pro version can be purchased in-app for $6.99 USD.
Light Pollution Map is the work of more than 1,000 combined hours of mapping the globe for the most accurate light pollution data available, anywhere. Better than free solutions found online, and conveniently installed on your Android device integrated with Google Maps and GPS technology.
In the newest version you will find features not found on any other light pollution map – the option to toggle a cloud cover overlay* which allows you to find the clearest skies at night, and a feature that allows you to place a horizon safe radius circle on the map to avoid light pollution on the horizon from nearby cities.
The map automatically locates you via GPS, and you can find locations with an easy search. Or just look around the map! It’s easy to save your favorite dark sites, just push and hold a spot on the map and click the save button. Is the light pollution map overlay too much? You can adjust the opacity to your liking! The map also features an easy to use legend, so you can be sure you are getting the darkest skies possible for star gazing or night time photography. Note: Legend only matches colors on 100% opacity setting.
“Light Pollution Map has really helped me to find the darkest locations in my region for night time photography. It’s quick and simple to find and save the locations, and the accuracy is better than any other dark site finder I’ve found. Without it, I would never be able to capture such amazing images of the milky way.” – Gregory A. Dunbar, EarthThroughTheLens.com
Also included is information on the Moon, such as the Moon’s phase, moonrise time, and moonset time! And guess what? That moon information is not only good for the current day, but any day in the future!
Note: Light Pollution Map loads data online. Internet connection or wifi is required, and we are not responsible for any data usage chargers from your provider.
* Pro version can be purchased in-app for a one time fee of $6.99 USD. Free version is ad-supported, has lower resolution/accuracy, does not have a cloud cover overlay feature, and does not allow you to save your favorite locations. Free version also has limited zoom levels. Upgrade to the pro version in-app for a very small one-time fee of $6.99 USD to remove ads and unlock all pro features.
• Fixed a bug that was causing the cloud cover overlay to not work for some users that purchased overlay upgrade pack.
• Upgrade option from main menu is now invisible after you have purchased pro version of app.