“I’m a photographer and when I’m planning where I’m going to shoot this app is imperative. Being able to gauge sunrise and sunset quality before I decide on a location is critical if I only have a few days at a location. I couldn’t recommend this app more highly.”
Alpenglow includes a bunch of features to help you not miss out on an incredible Sunrise or Sunset whether you plan to watch or capture it.
Check today's Sunrise or Sunset prediction, or peek ahead to tomorrow's Sunrise or Sunset forecast. Forecasts are calculated using various weather variables and presented as percentages and scores.
Quickly access Sunrise, Sunset, Blue Hour, and Magic Hour Times for any location or date.
Choose to enable Reminders for Sunrise, Sunset, and Golden Hours, so you never miss out. With additional options to adjust how early Alpenglow reminds you.
Switch the date or location to view times and forecasts before leaving on a trip.
Planning a photography trip with someone? Share the Forecast for the day and specific location. If they're on iOS they'll be able to view the Forecast within the Alpenglow App Clip.
Like any weather forecast, sometimes Alpenglow gets it wrong. Submit a field report with your score along with a photo and these will be used to improve forecasts over time.
You can view sun direction for any location or date/time with the sun direction map.
Alpenglow is also available in multiple languages. Thanks to users like you who've helped translate the app into over 25 languages. Including Spanish, Italian, French, German and more.
Support for Dark Mode on iOS and Android. Don't let glare from your phone disturb your Sunrise & Sunset experience.
Font's throughout Alpenglow will scale based on your selected font size on iOS.
Unlock Alpenglow Plus through a one-time tip to support the costs and development of Alpenglow. You can unlock even more features with Alpenglow Pro.
With Alpenglow Plus, you can see up to 4 days into the future (vs. today & tomorrow).
Forecasts will be fetched using a coordinate closer to your exact location.
Elevation will be retrieved and used to provide more accurate times for Sunrise, Sunset, Blur Hour, and Golden Hour times.
Adjust the color scheme of the app and select from different versions of the Alpenglow App Icon.
With the ability to see further into the future, you'll also be able to check a glanceable view of all available quality forecasts on the Outlook tab.
Alpenglow Pro is unlocked if you continue to support Alpenglow using an In-App Subscription or a one-time lifetime purchase. With Alpenglow Pro, you unlock everything from Alpenglow Plus along with a few additional features. These features require increased ongoing server & service costs.
We've all missed an amazing Sunrise or Sunset. Receive notifications when the forecast for your location is above a threshold set by you.
Unlock Forecast Widgets for your Home Screen & Lock Screen, With the ability to add widgets for multiple locations and support for StandBy Mode.
You can now toggle between Sunrise & Sunset with new iOS 17 Interactive Widgets.
Add Forecasts to your favorite Watch Face with various Complication sizes supported along with the Outlook Complication to view up-to 4 days ahead.
Alpenglow will use an approximate location to retrieve forecasts. With Alpenglow Pro, the app will use your exact spot to retrieve them.
Get alerted when a sunrise/sunset is forecasted to be good at other locations, allowing you to plan ahead.
* Some features are currently not available on Android.
Forecasts are generated by our friends at SunsetWX. While they don't detail everything that goes into their calculations they use cloud cover, moisture and pressure.
Using various weather models 3km NAM and 13km GFS they generate forecasts periodically for up to 4 days in the future.