I have the above two apps on my phone. The top one is from an app called Sunrise Sunset, the lower image is from an app called Daylight World Map. Both are great. Sunrise Sunset recently updated to include the moon position, however, last night I noticed in this app, the moon is in the wrong place.
I was sitting on my back porch laast night, same place I’m sitting now, and the moon was to the south, at its apogee. I whipped out my phone, and notice that on Sunrise Sunset, it shouldn’t be visible because it’s on the other side of the planet. Which it wasn’t.
Sunrise Sunset is a cool app, because the disc (in the top image) is movable. It has a lot of other features. It’s cool for a lot of other reasons too, but I won’t get into that now.
Daylight World Map is a super cool app too, but don’t get the paid version, because if you do, the advertiseements block at the bottom of the screen goes away, the image gets skewed and the discs that are the sun and moon become ovals, quite annoying. You can’t really see it in the image, because it’s from my teeny tiny phone, but on my tablet, it’s quite noticeable. It also has a widget, so you can have a miniature, resizable version of the map (minus sidebars) on your home screen.
So, I’m trying to contact the developer of Sunrise Sunset to find ot what’s wrong with the moon. Both images above were taken at the same time last night, (6:12 PM) but on Daylight World Map, the moveable cursor (intersection of the two red lines) was set on London, so it’s showing London time.
Both apps are super cool. Daylight World Map and Sunrise Sunset.
Have a great day!
One of these days I’ll get a smartphone so I can have apps. Or not. My son has an app that tells you what the names of the stars and planets are when you point it at the sky. It has a gyro in it so when you move it the sky moves. I have a tablet but the tablet doesn’t have a gyro.
Yes, get a smatphone, make sure it has 4 gig of RAM.
You should download these apps and play with them, they’re free and you can always uninstall them!
I do hope you get an answer – and report back.
Thank you for your visit today. You noting something on the tracks has my mind pondering…
When I hear back, I’ll let you know!
I heard back from him. He said there is a bug caused by time zones. He’s going to fix it.