Remember the Astrophotography mode launched in Google Camera app in the version 7 and later where it shoots much clearer images of stars and the whole sky?
This app complements to the above features of GCam!
On this Light Pollution Map you can easily identify the dark areas where the sky will not be influenced by light pollution, thereby providing you the best observing, star gazing, and photography of the night sky!
But it’s not simply a light pollution map.
There’s many more features and tools for the dedicated astronomer.
You’ll soon understand Light Pollution Map is the only software you need to master the night.
Scroll down and read to see the most significant features:
What is Light Pollution Map and Other Features of the App?
Integrated Light Pollution Map helps you identify the darkest spots near you for the greatest viewing of the night sky.
Includes the ability to save and load your favourite black sky places, fully customise the light pollution map overlay opacity and map type, and a unique “horizon safe radius tool” to avoid light pollution on the distant horizon!
Cloud Cover Map & Temperature Info – With an integrated cloud cover map and temperature metre, always know before you even step outside if it’s worth heading outside to see the night sky!
Aurora Overlay: Overlay an Aurora layer on the Light Pollution Map to see where the best viewing of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) currently is.
ISS Tracker: Follow the international space station on a live map, see when it’s flying above your area, who is currently aboard the ISS, view a live ISS webcam, and more!
Alerts & Notifications: Set up the app to send you messages and alerts when a meteor shower, super moon, or lunar eclipse occurs.
The app may also notify you when aurora activity is high and viewing conditions are favourable at your current location, as well as when the International Space Station will pass overhead.
Information about the Moon: Moon phases, as well as moon rise and set times, may be found for any day and location.
View more extensive information about the moon!
Information on the Aurora Borealis and the Magnetic Field: View live aurora data such as the KP value, viewing probability, magnetic field Bz, density, and speed.
Calculators for Astronomy: Get instant access to a variety of astronomy-related calculators!
Aurora Webcams in Real Time: View live aurora borealis webcams from across the world, as well as live magnetosphere graphs.
Tool to Determine the Position of the Moon: Know where the Moon will rise or set at any time and on any day for any location.
There are also timings for the Moon Rise and Moon Set.
Calendar of the Night Sky: For each day, past or present, find the greatest days for meteor showers, lunar eclipses, and super moons.
NASA’s SOHO images in real time: The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory of NASA provides real-time photographs of the Sun.
Photo of the Day: Astronomy: Every day, you’ll see a fantastic new astronomical shot!
Widgets Enable and display aurora information, cloud cover %, temperature information, astronomical photo of the day, and the time total darkness begins and finishes on your Android home screen using widgets.
AMOLED Themes and Night Mode: Darken the app to conserve battery life or to reduce light pollution when stargazing in the dark.
How to Install Light Pollution Map APK (Mod) on Android?
- Get the Light Pollution Map Mod APK file from the above download link
- Install the Split APK installer app and then install this APK using that. (or) follow the below instructions
- Enable app install from Unknown Sources to install apps from a third-party app other than Google Play Store.
To do that go to Settings and search the word unknown
– For Android Nougat or lower version click on Unknown sources and enable that setting.
– For Android Oreo or later, clicking on Install unknown apps which will take you to a list of apps. Select the actual app through which you want to install the Light Pollution Map mod app.
Or you can do it other way: Let’s say, you have downloaded the Mod APK on Google chrome or firefox browser on your phone.
Go to Settings > Apps & notifications or go to Settings > search for unknown > Open the app (Chrome, Firefox or file manager app etc) > Install unknown apps and enable Allow from this source
See the below screenshots that enables to install unknown apps on Oreo for Chrome app (you need to enable on the app from where you want to install the apk):
- Once enabled, tap on the apk file to install