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High-Definition Sun Clock

Sun Clock is a program for Windows to show the local time around the world and the areas of the globe which are in night or day. Sun Clock 7 is available in three editions:

Figure 1: The free edition of Sun Clock 7 displays the Map Maker logo. Here Sun Clock 7 is shown in wide-screen format



Figure 2: The image of the globe is centred on your chosen home location. The time and compass bearing of sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset are shown, as well as, optionally, the direction to Mecca (Qiblah)

Features

In all editions of Sun Clock 7:

Figure 3: The analogue clock shows the local time at your chosen home location. The centre of the clock shows the current phase of the moon.

The free version of Sun Clock runs as the full single-user personal edition for the first 30 days after which, if you have not purchased a licence, the features exclusive to the licensed edition become unavailable.

The single-user personal edition


Figure 4: The single-user personal edition allows you to use the world map as your desktop, with or without the clouds layer.

Figure 5: The world map on the single-user edition of Sun Clock 7 displays astronmical data. Here Sun Clock is shown on a regular-format screen. All editions of Sun Clock 7 can also be displayed in a wide-screen format.

If you purchase the single-user personal edition the Map Maker banner and logo beneath the map is replaced with astronomical information, such as the time of sun and moon rise and set. The single-user personal edition of Sun Clock 7 also includes:
A licence for the single-user personal edition costs 25 UK pounds (plus VAT). The free edition of Sun Clock, when first installed, will run for 30 days in demo mode with the full functionality of the licensed personal edition.

Figure 6: The sky view during the day shows the sun's path for today as well as for the other months of the year.


Figure 7: The sky view changes at sun set


Figure 8: The sky view at night shows, constellation, planets, the milky way, the plane of the ecliptic, and the galactic equator.


Figure 9: The earths shadow shows lunar eclipses


Figure 10: The clock page displays a large year clock plus a listing of the times at your other chosen locations.


Corporate edition

For details of corporate customized Sun Clocks see the Customized Versions page.

System requirements

Sun Clock 7 is designed for Microsoft Windows (XP and above - Windows 7 is recommended). Sun Clock will function with both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. Sun Clock 7 has been designed for high-definition screens (1920 x 1080 pixels) though it will also run happily on lower definition displays. No internet connection is required to run the program. The program and its data occupy approximately 140Mb.

The clouds layer makes use of satellite imagery which is updated approximately every three hours. Note that this imagery comes courtesy of NASA, the University of Dundee, and XPlanet and, as such, we cannot absolutely guarantee its continuing availability. Also note that on occasions the raw satellite imagery can be corrupted leading in gaps or distortions in the cloud layer which are beyond our control.
The clouds layer makes use of satellite imagery which is updated approximately every three hours. Note that this imagery comes courtesy of NASA, the University of Dundee, and XPlanet and, as such, we cannot absolutely guarantee its continuing availability. Also note that on occasions the raw satellite imagery can be corrupted leading in gaps or distortions in the cloud layer which are beyond our control.