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The Photographer's Ephemeris is way cool

The Photographer's Ephemeris is way cool

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Steven Trainor, An Englishman living in Colorado, has made a fantastic new tool for photographers.

By Jack Howard

November 3, 2009

When and where the sun and moon rises and sets can make a world of difference for stunning images. And this freeware program helps you figure it all out!

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Steven Trainor's new freeware program, the Photographer's Ephemeris is supercool. Simply put, this program tells you when and when the sun and moon rise and sets on any given day at any given location and overlays the rise and fall of the heavenly spheres on Google Maps. Want to know what days the sun will rise straight up your street? Here's how to find out!

Built on the Adobe Air platform, this freeware program runs on Mac, Win, and Linux, so long as the equally free Adobe Air utility is installed–which, of course, Trainor links to from his Ephemeris Page.

The screenshot above shows what's happening in the sky this week in relation to our headquarters on West 18th Street in New York.

We like this.

We like this a lot.

What do you think of The Photographer's Ephemeris? Do you know of other cool freeware apps for photographers we should check out? Let us know!

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