If you are looking for a way to keep track of astronomical information, whether you are a star-gazer or a photographer requiring data such as moonrise and moonset times, iEphemeris Pro is the complete guide to the highlights of live and current astronomical information.
This app can be found in the Education section of the App Store, where it can be purchased for the small price of $1.99. Since this is an ad-free app and comes packed with data updated regularly, I find the pricing of the app to be quite cost-effective.
Let’s take a closer look at the features of this app.
iEphemeris Pro will present to you highly customized information suited to your needs and location. You can use the GPS integration if you are using a GPS-enabled device, or alternatively set up the information yourself such as the hemisphere you live in, along with your location.
This app has a database of 8000 cities but you can also add your own locations by setting the latitude, longitude, elevation, and time offset if any. Furthermore, users can also pick out whether they prefer the Metric units or Imperial measuring system.
Information can be viewed in over 20 languages without having to change the settings of your device and the regional settings used by the app, such as dates, will also be customized based on the language you select.
iEphemeris Pro is a highly lightweight app, packing all the information into just 7 MB. You will be able to learn the Julian Date, Sidereal Time, Delta-T, Sunrise, Transit, and Sunset hours at a glance on the main page.
Lunar information regarding phases, lunation, ascension, moonrise, and moonset is shown on the second page, while the third page deals with solar information with similar parameters such as right ascension and declination, day length, Sun maximum altitude, Equation of Time, Nutation, and more.
Learn the Julian Date, Sidereal Time, Delta-T, Sunrise, Transit, and Sunset hours at a glance
Lunar information regarding phases, lunation, ascension, moonrise, and moonset is available
Solar information is also available with similar parameters
GPS-enabled for location-specific information
Metric and Imperial unit systems available
Available in a variety of languages
Over 8000 cities stored in the database, and your own can be added by entering your latitude, longitude, elevation, and time offset
There is nothing negative to say about this app
If you are looking for a utility that brings you astronomical information in a reliable and highly customizable format, then iEphemeris Pro will end your search. Get this for your iPhone or iPad and enjoy the rich information available within.
Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.