Suncaster · Spring 2013

Getting fed up of cold days and dark nights some winters ago, I built a Django app that uses geolocation and the PyEphem astronomical computation library to work out how long the visitor must wait before they can leave work in time to see the sunset. It was an amazing introduction to the data that PyEphem can provide and I hope a useful antidote to winter blues everywhere.

In 2016 Google Chrome disabled some features like the Geolocation API on non-secure origins, so I integrated the site with CloudFlare to take advantage of their free SSL offering so that Suncaster could be served over HTTPS.