Sun and Moon Positions


The SUN’s position, when low in the sky, is sometimes reported to be a contributing factor in the cause of motor vehicle accidents.

In such situations, AIS can undertake the necessary calculations to determine the SUN (or MOON) position in the sky from the collision site at the reported time of the accident. Using surveyed camera control points, we can then photographically illustrate the SUN’s position such as the one shown on this page.

Key Benefits

  • Identifies the azimuth and altitude of the SUN/MOON relative to the collision site
  • Provides a visual representation of the SUN/MOON position from a driver’s perspective
  • Capabilities

    We have been providing this type of evidence over the past 20 years. In fact, our Director, Mark George pioneered this unique investigation process and presented an article on this subject to the international accident investigation community at the 1999 AIRIL Conference in Pretoria, South Africa.

    Read the Sun Position paper