The Golden Hour is a magical time of day for photography and now you can keep track of it wherever you are in the world with our comprehensive and easy to use application. Designed for use when you have no network access, almost every feature is entirely functional when you are on a remote shoot.

The web version of the Golden Hour was voted cool site of the day by America's Digital Goddess and has been featured by Canon Europe, PC World and a host of forums and blogs around the world. Now available for the iPhone, iPad and more detailed than ever.

Named by Digital Photography School as one of only 3 MUST HAVE productivity apps for photographers.

Now featuring your own bookmarks for keeping track of favourite places. Preloaded with some renowned photographic locations around the world.

New mapping features allow you to select a location faster and more accurately than ever before, PLUS access to the online geonames database of millions of places.

This application does not need access to the internet and is therefore great for iPod touch owners as well.


Our easy to use interface has 4 primary tabs putting the important information at your fingertips whether you are an architect needing to know where the sun will be on a given day or a professional photographer planning their next photo shoot.

World Sun Clock display showing more detail than a simple day-night terminator as we colour code the golden hour and more. Rotate your iPhone or iPod to landscape orientation to get detailed timings on key events of the day.

Sun Azimuth and Elevation display, find exactly where the sun will be in the sky for any time of day.

Golden Hour display, the same great graph that our website users will be familiar with, this tab shows the altitude of the sun throughout the 24 hours of the current day with markers for Sunrise, Sunset and the Golden Hour. Explore any date of the year with the slider or new improved date picker and nudge dates up or down simply by tapping to the left or right.

Our location finder allows you to drill down through our comprehensive database of nearly 200,000 carefully selected locations from every country in the world. Every country or territory has a full colour flag and a fully indexed and searchable list of locations. For each location we display the latitude and longitude plus other useful information such as approximate population and Olsen Timezone. Now featuring access to the online geonames database plus location setting via the built in maps.

Features a complete years worth of the amazing NASA blue marble satellite images of earth - see how winter and summer transform our planet as the snow comes and goes as you change dates.

Calculations and Accuracy

For maximum accuracy and reliability, a tried and tested C++ library developed by astronomers performs the astronomical calculations. The library implements the high accuracy algorithms in the definitive reference book by Jan Meeus and has been in use for over 10 years.

Like the app? Please remember to rate it in the store, and if you have feedback or questions, please do get in touch using the customer service links provided. We love hearing directly from our users and the more of you that get in touch, the better any future versions can be!

What's New

Version 4.0

• Revised graphics
• Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews


Simple and effective

A clever, straightforward and effective tool to create a GPS track.

It has a piece of cleverness to minimise the impact of GPS tracking on battery life (and it's a killer).

It allows you to upload the track to a cloud service and this can be imported to Lightroom or others to apply to your images.

It's good.


Daily use

Does exactly what it promises without fault


5 Star App When Updated

This is a fantastic app, that I use for photography. It tells me everything I could ever need or want to know. Sun angle at given location at a given time. Even on a given date, including of course the golden hour information. Also interesting is day length. And information for when to take night shots for anywhere on Earth in any date. However, one minor bug is extremely annoying. As stated by the programmers, unless you your iPhone clock is in 24hour mode, this app thinks its night time. More annoyingly the angle of the sun tab is unusable. Hence 4 stars, as it's been a LONG time I've put up with this for. If you use the Golden Hour web site this app is a must. PLEASE do this update soon. Thank you for a beautiful app.


Roger Moffatt
46.7 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Roger Moffatt


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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