How to use
Select a location by either:
Searching by city, state and country. For example, try searching for "Sydney, NSW,
Search using location coordinates. Latitudes north of the Equator are positive and
latitudes south of the Equator are negative. Longitudes east of the Prime Meridian
are positive and longitdues west of the Prime Meridian are negative. For example,
to find a location with coordinates 33.87°S, 151.21°E try searching for
Drag the marker on the map to the desired location.
Select a chart type from the dropdown menu.
Select a time type from the dropdown menu.
Click "Plot chart"!
will try to retrieve time zone offset information automatically. However, some browsers
do not support this function and the time zone offset will have to be entered manually.
The time zone offset is the number of hours ahead or behind Coordinated Universal
Time (UTC). The offset is positive for time zones ahead of UTC and negative for
timezones behind UTC. Offset information is widely available and can be
found easily on the web
To download the Sun path data for a Sun path diagram click "Download data (csv/xls)".
will try and create an Excel file but depending on your browser this function may
not be available. If this is the case
will produce the data in CSV format. To access the information in Excel copy the
data to Notepad and save the file with "data.csv" as the filename. The file can
now be opened in Excel.
To download the Sun path diagram as an image click "Download image (png)".
will then open a new window with the image. To save the image right-click on the
image and select "Save image as...".
Time zone offset override
The time zone offset override manually sets the time zone offset for the next plot.
To override the offset simply enter the offset into the textbox and click "Override".
Then click "Plot chart" to plot the chart with the new time zone offset. The time
zone offset is the number of hours ahead or behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
The offset is positive for time zones ahead of UTC and negative for timezones behind
UTC. Offset information is widely available and can be
found easily on the web
The time zone offset override can also be used to adjust for daylight saving time
(DST). To plot the chart using the DST time zone offset simply add the number of
hours that are adjusted during DST to the time zone offset and use the time zone
offset override to manually set the time zone. Click "Plot chart" to plot the chart
with the new time zone offset.