Best Photo times simulates the position of both the Sun and Moon, helps you determine the best shooting time to compose your pictures based on the direction of the light for any moment, any location.

+ Sunrise and Sunset Times
+ Moonrise and Moonset Times
+ Direction of the Sun and the Moon
+ Twilight and moon calendar
+ Select any date from Calendar
+ Moon Phase data and % illumination
+ Graphical display on a map
+ Simulate azimuth and altitude of the sun/moon for any time any location.
+ Location: Auto GPS or Manual Entry or Select from Map
+ Does not require network connection for rise/set times and azimuths.

Planning to setup for the best sunsets? Need to know the track of the sun and moon to work out what will be bathed in light and what will be in the shade, days, weeks or even months in the future both during the day and at night?

When you download Best Photo Times, you'll have all sun / moon position information you need to maximize your chances success for your art.

It is a perfect tool for all outdoor shooters.

How to use:
1. Use "drop the PIN" or long press on the map to locate a place.
2. Select the date you plan to take photo.
3. Use the dashboard to get the best photo time for your location.

What's New

Version 3.0

Fix display issue under iOS9
Add Watch support

Ratings and Reviews

Good app


Would be 5 stars if you could enter an address in.

gives times according to your time zone in iphone settings - poor


This is not a bad app. It works pretty well and gives good visuals and information. My one big problem with it is this. It states all times using the time zone in your iphone settings. Lets say you are in Los Angeles and want the sunset time in New York. Your iphone is set to pacific time zone, so the exact times you see for the New York sunset is given in Los Angeles time! It tells you the sunset is at 2 pm in New York because that is what time it is in reference to the pacific time zone. The sun doesn't set a 2 pm in New York! I would like to know what time the sunset is in New York time, which would be 5 pm eastern time!!! This is poor, especially since there is no way to change it except to go into your iphone settings and change the time zone, which is inconvenient and messes with everything else that relies on the correct time zone setting. If they would allow you to adjust how times are referenced I would give it a 5 star rating. Maybe next update.



This is quite a interesting and unique idea for an app. You can use it to make sure you have your picture taking outings optimized to achieve the best pictures possible.
If you are taking pictures outdoors, especially at famous landmarks, this is the app to get to help you plan it all out.


5.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+


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