LunaSolCal

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Description of App: 

Calculate times of sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset and more for your location at any given date.The following data is calculated:

  • Sunrise
  • Solar noon
  • Sunset
  • Day length
  • Equation of time
  • Declination
  • Civil twilight (Dawn/Dusk)
  • Nautical twilight (Dawn/Dusk)
  • Astronomical twilight (Dawn/Dusk)
  • Azimuth at sunrise and sunset
  • Altitude during solar noon
  • Sun track
  • Solstice and Equinox dates
  • Moonrise
  • Moon transit
  • Moonset
  • Moon phase
  • Declination
  • Date and time of next new moon
  • Date and time of next full moon
  • Azimuth at moonrise and moonset
  • Altitude during moon transit
  • Moon track

Select any date between January 1st, 1901 and December 31st, 2099.To specify the location of interest either get the position from the built-in GPS or Wifi receiver or select a city from a database with over 30,000 cities in over 200 countries.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

3.3

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

For the most part, the information provided in this app is very accessible and easy to follow.The month views can be a little confusing at first, but once you familiarize yourself with the layout and ordering of the data, it is possible to translate this into something meaningful.The Overview, Sun and Moon tabs all have information spread across multiple pages. A 3-fingered swipe to the left or right should move you through these.Many of the pages have a previous and next button beside the main date indicator. Unfortunately this is not recognized or usable with VoiceOver. Thankfully, there is a dedicated Date tab that can be used to switch dates, and this works fine with VoiceOver.On the pages which show you the current state of the sun or moon, double-tapping on the time will bring up a selector that allows you to change the time.I've yet to encounter any other significant issues.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.