A must-have app for photographers to get the perfect shot. Plan ahead, visualize and predict the position of the Sun and the Moon, the Milky Way, sunrise and sunset times, golden hour, blue hour, twilight and other special moments for stunning photos.

Just decide where you need the Sun, the Moon or the Milky Way to be and the app will show you the date and time when you can take this picture.

Ephemeris is an essential photo planning tool for landscape and outdoor photographers, nature photographers, milky way and astrophotographers.

Main features:


Determine the correct position of the Sun, the Moon and the Milky Way for any place in the world and for any date. Plan your photos with precision according to the received data. Easily determine sunrise and sunset times, the time of the golden hour, the blue hour, civil twilight, nautical twilight and astronomical twilight. Quickly check the detailed information about the objects (altitude, azimuth, shadow ratio, moon’s phases, calendar, etc.).


Predict and visualize the scene using the live augmented reality view of the objects and their movements in the sky. Check live projections of the Sun, the Moon and the Milky Way positions to predict the time they will be at a location in the sky you need for a beautiful photo.


Calculate the best time and date to capture the Sun, the Moon and the Milky Way at a location in the sky you need or catch the desired lighting (golden hour, blue hour, twilight). Plan ahead and get the data for a month, six months or a year.


Choose any date and time to view the position of the Sun, the Moon and the Milky Way at that moment. Check the times of sunrise and sunset, golden hour and other moments. This is a crucial photo planner tool for both professional and novice outdoor photographers.


Come up with great photo ideas and never miss unique scenes with the app’s notifications. Be at the right place and at the right time to take your best photos.

The app offers a subscription that unlocks all features. This is an auto-renewable subscription with a 7-day free trial. At the end of each subscription duration (1 month), the subscription will automatically renew until you choose to cancel it. Subscription may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.

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Any feedback on Ephemeris would be highly appreciated, as it helps us improve the app. Please contact us at with any questions, problems, comments or suggestions.

Bring your creative ideas to life!

What’s New

Version 1.0.3

+ Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

If you find bugs, have problems, questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at

Your reviews and ratings on App Store are always appreciated.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
528 Ratings

528 Ratings

Floydian4Ever ,

FINALLY A REAL Ephemeris for ios

That’s NOT so incredibly expensive like other astronomical software and yet user friendly enough for a novice to begin learning! As for the other review complaining of the subscription: These types of programs require financial help to be created and maintained so in all sincerity if a 0.99 cent fee for a ONE WEEK TRIAL (which is EASILY cancellable through your iphone settings) is such a sticking point for you, then you always have the option of alternatives that don’t include trashing a company with a quality product that generously offers LIFETIME ACCESS FOR $9.99. Believe me no other software will offer this for that price! Happy Stargazing 🔭 💫

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your kind words! We're happy that you liked our app!

Mac Obsessed ,

Can’t use without beginning a trial

I cannot even start using this app without beginning a trial - this doesn’t allow me an opportunity to check out how the app works without beginning a subscription, which is a bummer because it suggests that it could be a good solution to what I need. SolarWatch seems to be a better option.

NancyStu ,

The 5-star rating seems like a scam

Just read the other reviews, the 5-star rating here seems like it must be someone promoting it for the company instead of an honest review.

$0.99 a month or $9.99 for full access seems pretty excessive for finding the position of the moon and sun in the sky at a particular time. There are numerous websites that do this for free, and they are less complicated.

Just my own opinion, make your own call.

Developer Response ,

Our app has many useful features, like the AR-mode in which you can superimpose trajectories of the Sun, the Moon, and the Milky Way over the image from your camera. Do those free websites that you've mentioned have such a feature? Moreover, now, you can use most of our app's features for free. All you need to do is close the pop-up window that appears when you launch the app - just tap the cross button in the upper-right corner.

App Privacy

The developer, Vito Technology Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Purchases
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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