Magic Hour (also called golden hour) is the time of day around sunrise and sunset when the light is great for photography and cinematography. It is typically when the sun is between 6 degrees below the horizon to 6 degrees above. remain local to your device and are not transmitted nor remotely stored.


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Spot where the sun is at, where it will rise and where it will set with a simple sun compass. Switch between a clock and countdown to sunrise, sunset, first light, last light, morning and evening golden hours. Features: Sun position at sunrise and sunset, relative to you Sunrise, sunset, first/last light, morning and evening golden hour times Countdown with notifications when sunrise, sunset, first/last light, morning and evening golden hour is approaching Colour changes to reflect day/night/sunrise/sunset Includes a widget for quick access to times/countdowns (via 3D touch or search screen) View times and countdowns from your Apple WatchPremium Features (require in-app purchase): Weather forecast for sunrise and sunset Sun position stats Moon position stats and moon phase Customise the look and feel, with themes Enhanced notifications

  • size 40.8 MB
  • version 1.2.6


Sunrise, sunset, and twilight time time-tracker- Solis shows you when it gets dark or light in any city around the world with its beautiful gradient.- Setup notifications for all the important sun events so you never get caught out in the dark again.- See the times of golden and blue hour for photography with the perfect light.- Simple today widget to know at a glance when the next sunrise, sunset, first light, or last light occurs.- Learn about the three different types of twilight and find out how they affect the light in the sky.

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Lumy - Helps You Track Photographic Times

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Luna Solaria

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Helios - Magic Hour Calculator

Helios lets you know when is the best time to go out with your camera. Its an essential tool for all photographers, and its free Top features:- beautiful main screen with a sun path diagram- amazing photography tools, like AR camera and light meter- powerful calendar with a built-in calculator- change location to anywhere in the world- opt-in to receive magic hour notifications for specific days- dark mode themeMagic hour calculator helps you determine the timing of golden & blue hour for any given date and location. Photography during magic hours is proven to result in better photos than pictures taken at any other time of the day.

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Sun Surveyor Lite takes the mystery out of the sunrise, sunset and magic hours, helping photographers and filmmakers scout the best locations, plan effectively, and get the perfect shot. Solar Industry (PV) Professionals, architects, real estate agents, and gardeners will also find a wealth of empowering, interactive features. The 3D Compass and detailed Ephemeris provide a wealth of information about the largest natural light source in the galaxy:- Predict and plan for the golden hour, blue hour and every sunrise & sunset- Visualize the suns path throughout the day or through the yearAdditional features:- Visual time machine - take a quick glance at the light for a day, or dial in desired compositions easily- Twilight times - civil, nautical, astronomical- Solstice and Equinox visualization- Sun shadow information - calculate the length of shadows cast by objects- Magnetic declination compensationCheck out the Full Version of Sun Surveyor for more:- Live Camera View - augmented reality projections of the sun and moon paths, pinpoint the time the sun or moon will be at a particular location in the sky- Interactive Map View - plan a remote shot or PV array placement, interact with a top-down perspective of sun and moon paths and events- Street View Panoramas - 360 degree spherical panoramas with selected sun, moon and milky way events overlaid, where available- Moon Information: moon position, moonrise, moonset, moon phases, apogee, perigee, distance and a Super Moon finder- Show clients the quality and quantity of seasonal sunlight at a remote location- Understand potential shade of surroundings and discover any obstructions- Create images of the summer and winter Solstice & Equinox paths for a site- Prepare night photography shots with the Milky Way & star trail features- Offline usage (excludes Map View, Street View) - enter coordinates, save & load locations with no data connection or GPS available- Measure distance, and difference between elevations, and vertical angle differentials with the Map view- Import and export Google Earth .kmz/.kml locations

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