The primary use is to show VIIRS/DMSP data in a friendly manner, but over time it also included some other interesting overlays that concern light pollution like SQM/SQC, World Atlas 2015 zenith brightness, clouds, aurora and IAU observatories. If you have a permanent SQM reader installed you can add it to the map by sending me an e-mail.
If you want an analysis of radiance (VIIRS/DMSP) changes over a period of time, then please use the Lighttrends application (look under Help).
Please send comments and requests for new features via email (look under help)
– VIIRS, Sky Brightness (World Atlas 2015), Cloud coverage and Aurora forecast layers
– VIIRS and Sky Brightness layers can be displayed in color blind friendly colors
– Road & Satellite base maps
– Cloud animation for the last 12 hours
– Get detail radiance and SQM values from layers at a click. For World Atlas 2015, you also get Bortle class estimation.
– SQM, SQM-L, SQC, SQM-LE, SQM readings submitted by users
– Submit your own SQM (L) readings
– Observatories layer
– Save your favorite 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)
– Fixed trailing artefact produced by the popup window on some devices
– Fixed the issue of previously downloaded offline maps not showing after app update
– Fixed the issue of search bar not showing when there are too many users on the server