Solar Elevation Angle

Platform: API iOS Android

Get global solar elevation angle and azimuth.

Request URL{QueryParams}

Request Parameters

All parameters are separated by &. If no optional parameters are set, the default value will be used.

  • key(required)API authentication key, please refer to How To Get Your Key. Support Signature Authentication. Example: key=12334567890ABC
  • location(required)The comma-separated longitude and latitude (decimal, up to 2 decimal places) of the location to be queried. For example: location=116.41,39.92
  • date(required)Set date, format is yyyyMMdd, e.g., date=20200531
  • time(required)Set time, format is HHmm, 24-hour, e.g., time=1230
  • tz(required)Location time zone, e.g., tz=0800 or tz=-0530
  • alt(required)Location altitude, in meters, e.g., alt=43

Request Example

Solar elevation angle at 120.34,36.08 at 2021-02-20T12:30+0800

curl -L -X GET --compressed ',36.08&alt=43&date=20210220&time=1230&tz=0800&key=YOUR_KEY'


The response is in JSON format and is Gzip compressed.

  "code": "200",
  "solarElevationAngle": "42.88",
  "solarAzimuthAngle": "185.92",
  "solarHour": "1217",
  "hourAngle": "-4.41",
  "refer": {
    "sources": [
    "license": [
      "QWeather Developers License"
  • code See Status Code
  • solarElevationAngle Solar Elevation Angle in degree
  • solarAzimuthAngle Solar azimuth angle
  • solarHour Solar time, HHmm format
  • hourAngle Hour Angle
  • refer.sources Data source and other statements, may be null
  • refer.license Data license, may be null