🎉 Alpenglow is now available on macOS & visionOS 🎉

Never miss an incredible sunrise or sunset again

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

Available on
iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Vision Pro & Android.

Download on the App Store
Download on the Mac App Store
Download on the App Store
Screenshots of Alpenglow on iPhone and Apple Watch


Alpenglow includes a bunch of features to help you not miss out on an incredible Sunrise or Sunset.

Quality Predictions

Check Sunrise or Sunset forecasts based on atmospheric conditions.


Magic Hour Times

Sunrise, Sunset, Blue Hour, and Golden Hour Times for any location or date.

Blue Hour
07:13 - 07:23
Golden Hour
07:23 - 08:18

Forecast Notifications

Alpenglow will send forecasts via Push Notifications. Configure notifications to only be delivered if things are looking particularly good.

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Sunset is predicted to be Great (76.24%) in Cupertino.
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Sunrise is predicted to be Poor (11.19%) in Cupertino.

Available with Alpenglow Pro

Interactive Widgets

Add Alpenglow to your Home Screen or Lock Screen.

Forecast Widgets require Alpenglow Pro.

Alpenglow Home Screen Widgets


Enable Reminders for Sunrise, Sunset, and Golden Hours, so you never miss out.

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Sunrise is in 1 hour at 07:40.

Apple Watch Complications

Check Magic Hour Times or Forecasts right on your wrist.

Alpenglow Apple Watch Complications


Check the Sun Direction for any location or date/time.

Currently not available on Android

Alpenglow Sun Direction Map

Share Forecasts

Easily share sunrise/sunset forecasts with friends and family via the Alpenglow App Clip.

Field Reports

Submit reports from your location to help improve forecasts over time.

Family Sharing

Share Alpenglow Pro with family with Family Sharing.

Not available across platforms.


Adjust the look and feel of Alpenglow by adjusting the UI color, App Icon etc.

Requires Alpenglow Pro.



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.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

Download Alpenglow to checkyour Quality Forecast.

Download on the App Store
Download on the Mac App Store
Download on the App Store