Light pollution map

Light pollution map

By Deneb, Jurij Stare, s.p.

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A gentle pollution map to help you discover the most effective locations for observing or to purchase that excellent piece of land you always needed for stargazing or just to satisfy your curiosity.

It started out as an internet application you might have heard about at, however now it's also obtainable as a cell software. It shows VIIRS/DMSP/World Atlas/Aurora overlays, IAU observatories and the user measurements options over Microsoft Bing base maps (road and hybrid Bing). It is a port of www.lightpollutionmap.information, so it has practically the identical features, however options an offline mode and no advertisements.

The major use is to show VIIRS/DMSP knowledge in a pleasant manner, however over time it additionally included some other fascinating overlays that concern light air pollution like SQM/SQC, World Atlas 2015 zenith brightness, clouds, aurora and IAU observatories. If you've a everlasting SQM reader installed you can add it to the map by sending me an e-mail.

If you want an evaluation of radiance (VIIRS/DMSP) changes over a time period, then please use the Lighttrends utility (look beneath Help).

Please ship comments and requests for new features via e mail (look under for developer contact)


- VIIRS, Sky Brightness, Cloud protection and Aurora forecast layers

- VIIRS and Sky Brightness layers may be displayed also in shade blind friendly colors

- Road Satellite base maps

- Cloud animation for the final 12 hours

- Get detail radiance and SQM values from layers at a click. For World Atlas 2015, you additionally get Bortle class estimation.

- SQM, SQM-L, SQC, SQM-LE, SQM readings submitted by users

- Submit your own SQM (L) reading

- Observatories layer

- Save your favourite locations

- Distance measurement tool with azimuth angle report

- Offline mode (Sky brightness map and a base map are saved to your device, so it will be displayed when you are offline)


- Location (to present you your location)

- Network state (used whether to display on-line or offline maps)

- Read write to exterior storage (used to avoid wasting offline maps)

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