Light Pollution Map - Dark Sky

Light Pollution Map - Dark Sky

By Dunbar Technology, LLC

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2017-02-17
  • Current Version: 4.3.01
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 124.68 MB
  • Developer: Dunbar Technology, LLC
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 9.0
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings


Light Pollution Map allows you to easily locate dark sky locations 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, such as aurora borealis live viewing map, meteor shower alerts, super moon alerts, lunar eclipse alerts, moon phases and info, aurora and magnetic field information, international space station tracker, and a lot more! Light Pollution Map will help you master the night sky.. List of all features: • Highly accurate, customizable and interactive light pollution map to find dark sky viewing locations near you. • See live aurora borealis information such as KP value, magnetic field information, and more for the hardcore aurora chaser. • Live aurora borealis visibility map for northern and southern hemisphere, with additional timelapse options. • Aurora information widgets (today widget). • ISS Tracker with live updates about the international space station including the location, visibility, velocity, altitude, and more. • Night sky event calendar allows you to find dates for lunar eclipses, super moons, and meteor showers. • Live images of the Sun via NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. • Darkness countdown timer until the darkest period of night so you know when the night sky will be the darkest. Also let you know when it starts getting light outside. • Astronomy photo of the day directly from NASA! A new one every day to look at! • Local temperature indicator to know if you need to bring a sweater before you even step outside. • Local cloud coverage indicator to know if you will be able to see anything before you step outside. • Cloud cover overlay on the main map to find clear sky locations at night. • Settings to customize the app. • Moon information such as moon phase, moon rise, and moon set times, days of next full moon and new moon, etc. • Moon direction tool which allows you to find where the moon will be, at any time, any date, for any location. • Enable a horizon safe radius circle to avoid light pollution from nearby cities on the map. • Local Aurora Borealis (Northern/Southern Lights) alerts and push notifications. • Global Aurora Borealis Activity alerts and push notifications. • Meteor shower alerts and push notifications. • Super moon alerts and push notifications. • Lunar eclipse alerts and push notifications. • Save and load your favorite dark sky locations. • Navigate to your saved locations using the Apple Maps app. Some features above require an optional in-app purchase to upgrade to the pro version. Every purchase helps us to continue running and developing the app and is much appreciated. 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.



  • Disappointed

    By slugoz
    It was great, now I have to be a programmer to understand it. I am deleting it.
  • Map is in error over southwestern Lake Michigan.

    By Dhwell
    IMPORTANT***** NOTE TO CREATORS OF THIS APP ***** The map around Lake Michigan is in GREAT ERROR. The cities have to be relabeled with their true location. THe edge of Lake Michigan is not accurately labeled. The extreme pollution over Chicago is shown west of Chicago. ***** NOTE TO CREATORS OF THIS APP ***** notify me when this is adjusted. This is a huge error. ****WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE SKEWED LAKE MICHIGAN CHICAGO LABELING I LOVE THIS APP ***** the APP is incredible. I'm relocating to Arizona and using this map to choose a location under the darkest skies. The upgrade is the best $9.99 I ever spent on an app. Well worth it.
  • Great app!

    By ColleenM76Camaro
    Very helpful when planning a vacation.
  • Deceptive prices

    By Bigbird909
    Tried to buy the pro version of the app which cost $1.99. When I click to buy the price changes to $9.99
  • Useless trash app

    By vshock
    I don't usually leave a comment nor give stars for apps but this app made me to. Such a useless app. You can not get any info out of this one. Don't waste your data or time to download this.
  • Seems like pro could be useful, but be wary of bait and switch

    By Neo96789
    Can't zoom past state level without upgrading, app says 1.99 but then it tries to charge 9.99 with iTunes. I'd buy it for 1.99, but not with the last second change to ten bucks
  • Rip-off App with Limited Usefulness

    By ScareFX
    I was willing to give this app a try. The free version was pretty limited so I saw in the description the upgrade to the pro-version was listed as follows: Pro version can be purchased in-app for $1.99. The first upgrade dialog showed it was going to be $1.99. Another dialog popped up with the upgrade charge of $9.99. I hit cancel and it showed it had been cancelled. However, my iTunes account has been charged $9.99. This app is not worth $10. You have been warned. Do not download this app. Learn from my mistake.
  • Not impressed so far.

    By Swholden
    Not impressed with free version. 2 months ago you said a new better release will be out in a few weeks. Did you mean a few months?
  • Light pollution not updating

    By dpidude
    Updated to pro for $1.99, keeps telling me I need to update to access features. When I try to update again it tells me I already updated. Help!
  • After a response from the developer

    By keltoii
    Update: I actually received an update from the developer with hopes of lots of new features including zoom for the free version. I can definitely get behind that. Looking forward to seeing the full potential of the app! Useless for zooming in for any sort of detail outside of an entire state view unless you upgrade to pro...