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    SunCalc (shows position of sun)

    I don't know if this has been posted before but I just stumbled upon it, great for setting up specific shots.
    It can be set to any location, any date and any time. I did notice that, for the east coast it appears to be off by 3 hours. It shows sunrise as 03:37 when it was actually 06:37. Move the slider to 06:37 and I have the position of sunrise for today. Maybe there's something better our there but this seems to work pretty well.

    http://suncalc.net/#/40.7144,-74.006...13.09.19/10:26

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    Re: SunCalc (shows position of sun)

    I've used this in the past :-
    http://golden-hour.com/

    On occasion Google Earth is handy if you change the time of day and watch where the shadows fall. Really handy if you're shooting in the depths of a valley or something where it's pitch black during the golden hour.

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    Re: SunCalc (shows position of sun)

    Photographers Ephemeris, you can also get the downloads from this site.

    http://photoephemeris.com/tutorials/
    Last edited by Carl in Louisiana; 19th September 2013 at 07:24 PM.

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    Re: SunCalc (shows position of sun)

    Quote Originally Posted by Carl in Louisiana View Post
    Photographers Ephemeris, you can also get the downloads from this site.

    http://photoephemeris.com/tutorials/
    Is there an equivalent of suncalc for the Moon? I've found utilities for predicting moon-rise and setting (etc) but I love the way suncalc shows where the transit will be on a map. great for setting up shots. I'd like the same for the moon.

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    Re: SunCalc (shows position of sun)

    stellarium shows moon position but not in the way of suncalc. I use it for sky shots but it could be used to predict exact moon position too. TPE (the photographers ephemeris) does show moon rise and set positions which is good for rough guessing and I used it for that before not to get full moon behind me.

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    Re: SunCalc (shows position of sun)

    You might try this tutorial, it seems to be pretty accurate.

    http://photoephemeris.com/moonrise-p...-the-landscape

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    Re: SunCalc (shows position of sun)

    Quote Originally Posted by Davey View Post
    stellarium shows moon position but not in the way of suncalc. I use it for sky shots but it could be used to predict exact moon position too. TPE (the photographers ephemeris) does show moon rise and set positions which is good for rough guessing and I used it for that before not to get full moon behind me.
    Thanks - I went for stellarium first off, looks like it could be useful.

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    Re: SunCalc (shows position of sun)

    Quote Originally Posted by Carl in Louisiana View Post
    You might try this tutorial, it seems to be pretty accurate.

    http://photoephemeris.com/moonrise-p...-the-landscape
    Thanks - will give that a go for sure

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