Never miss a incredible looking sunrise or sunset again

Set up reminders for your favorite time to shoot and check forecasts for the perfect light quality.

Screenshots of Alpenglow on iPhone and Apple Watch

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.

  • Quality Forecasts

    Check the quality for an upcoming Sunrise or Sunset. Forecasts are calculated using various weather variables and presented as percentages and scores.

  • Golden Hour Times

    Quickly access Sunrise, Sunset, Blue Hour, and Magic Hour Times for any location or date.

  • Reminders

    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.

  • Plan Ahead

    Switch date or location to view times and forecasts before leaving on a trip.

  • Widgets

    Have Sunrise, Sunset and Magic Hour times right on your Home Screen with Alpenglow's various free widgets.

    Learn more about Alpenglow's Widgets.

  • Share a Forecast

    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.

Alpenglow Plus

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.

  • See further into the future

    With Alpenglow Plus, you can see up to 4 days into the future (vs. today & tomorrow).

  • Increased Accuracy

    Forecasts will be fetched using a coordinate closer to your exact location.

  • Location Elevation

    Elevation will be retrieved and used to provide more accurate times for Sunrise, Sunset, Blur Hour, and Golden Hour times.

  • Customization*

    Adjust the color scheme of the app and select from different versions of the Alpenglow App Icon.

  • Outlook*

    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

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 open everything from Alpenglow Plus along with a few additional features. These features require increased ongoing server & service costs.

  • Forecast Notifications

    We've all missed an amazing Sunrise or Sunset. Receive notifications when the forecast for your location is above a threshold set by you.

  • Forecast Widgets*

    Unlock Forecast Widgets for your Home Screen, With the ability to add widgets for multiple locations.

    Learn more about Alpenglow's Home Screen Widgets.

  • Forecast & Outlook Complications*

    Alpenglow will use an approximate location to retrieve forecasts. With Alpenglow Pro, the app will use your exact spot to retrieve them.

    Learn more about Alpenglow's Apple Watch Complications.

  • More accuracy

    Alpenglow will use an approximate location to retrieve forecasts. With Alpenglow Pro, the app will use your exact spot to retrieve them.

* Some features are currently not available on Android.

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