"Head and shoulders above the crowd is The Photographer’s Ephemeris. Odd name, great app." - National Geographic

"One of the most useful apps for any nature photographer" - Outdoor Photographer Magazine

"It worked perfectly. The program was dead on…" - National Geographic

"One of the most powerful photography applications that I've seen, one that you'll be using for years and years." - AdoramaTV

The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE) helps plan outdoor photography shoots in natural light, particularly landscape and urban scenes. It's a map-centric Sun, Moon and Milky Way calculator: see how the light will fall on the land, day or night, for any location on earth.

Whether you need at-a-glance information on today's sun, moon and Milky Way data for your current location, or need to plan a precise alignment of the full moon for a future shoot, TPE has the tools you need. The combination of augmented reality, line-of-sight analysis and visual search supports the most sophisticated photo planning needs.

Night mode features a 3D representation of the Milky Way, pole stars and major constellations directly over the map, so you can easily visualize exactly how to align your shot.

Research and save your own list of favorite photographic locations, using 7 different map types (including 2 offline maps) and save them in your locations list. Favorite locations are always displayed right on the map.

Advanced features including visual sun and moon search, automatic time zone and elevation detection, correction for atmospheric refraction and height above the horizon, ensuring that you have the best possible information for planning your shoot.

You can even determine when the sun or moon will rise from behind nearby hills and mountains.

Key features:

- Time/direction of sun, moon, and galactic center rise/set
- View azimuth and altitude of sun/moon and the galactic center for any time of day/night
- Milky Way, stars and asterisms visualization via 3D map overlay
- Moon phase and % illumination
- Civil, nautical and astronomical twilight
- 2 topographic maps
- 2 offline map types
- Movable map pins: drag and drop the pin exactly where you need it
- Map autorotation using the compass (on compatible devices)
- Shadow lengths displayed to scale on map
- Save any location you want: no fixed lists
- Celestial events including moon phases, apogee, perigee, solstice, equinox
- Network connection not required for rise/set time, azimuths and sun/moon position

Advanced features:

- Augmented reality view for on location scouting
- Saved location synchronization between devices and the free TPE web app
- Automatic time zone detection
- Elevation above sea level
- Distance, bearing and elevation angle between any two points
- Location import/export from KML
- Magnetic north option
- Configurable timeline display
- Sun/moon transit times
- 'Golden hour' time/duration
- Light pollution overlay

Geek features:

- Line of sight analysis
- Find when the sun/moon will appear from behind a hill or ridge
- Advanced visual sun and moon search
- Azimuth or altitude search priority
- New crescent moon visibility
- Distance to the visible horizon

Available map types include:

- Standard, Satellite/Hybrid, Terrain
- OpenCycleMap Topographic
- OpenStreetMap

Sunrise/sunset color forecasts are available (covering lower 48, southern Canada and Europe) with a subscription to the Skyfire service, available via in-app purchase.


- Maps and elevation-based calculations require a data connection, except for offline map tiles previously downloaded and stored on your device
- Topographic map data is available only between 60°N and 47°S
- Availability of map types is subject to change, due to 3rd party map service availability, terms or conditions
- The app itself supports only English language at present
- Augmented reality requires an iPhone 6s (or later), iPad Pro or 2017 model and iOS 11 or later


Versione 4.8

- Improved: paste latitude/longitude coordinates directly into the search field
- Improved: new browser page for User Guide and Help Center content (print directly from the page, or export a PDF)
- Improved: user guide and about pages load faster
- Improved: video tutorial landing page
- Fixed: stored map tiles occasionally unavailable for some users when offline
- Fixed: occasional crash at start up

Instead of adding a location and then manually editing the coordinates, you can now paste a lat/lon directly into the search field on the locations page. Multiple formats are supported including decimal degrees (e.g. 46.2234, 6.1467), degrees/minutes/seconds (e.g. 46° 13' 24.24", 6° 8' 48.12"), and degrees plus decimal minutes (e.g. N46° 13.404', E6° 8.802').

Please send your feedback and suggestions to - we'd love to hear from you. If you're enjoying TPE, a review on the App Store is really helpful, and lets us keep improving the app.

Valutazioni e recensioni

4.3 su 5
27 valutazioni

27 valutazioni

Frullinato ,

Il top fino a poco tempo fa

Da oggi c'é una valida alternativa a questa app. Con photopills ho praticamente le stesse funzioni,più curate e con tantissime altre features.
Tpe ha l'unico vantaggio che si puó utilizzare anche su Mac!
4 stelline con la speranza che si aggiorni anch'esse introducendo novitá!

claudio42 ,

La prima nel suo genere, e ancora la migliore!

Se è la prima volte che utilizzate un’app del genere è caldamente consigliato leggersi la User Guide, ci sono moltissime funzioni e nessun dettaglio è stato trascurato. Oramai la uso come parte integrate della pianificazione dei viaggi, anche se non dovessi portarmi dietro una macchina fotografica!
Ma che cosa fa? Un sacco di cose! Per dire solo le più comuni, vi permette di sapere a che se, dove e a che ora sorgerà o tramonterà il sole, la luna, la via latte, che tipo di ombra proietteranno sul suolo, quanto inquinamento luminoso ci sarà, e così via!

Robbbphotoman ,


La uso tutti i giorni per lavoro (organizzo viaggi fotografici in tutto il mondo), cerco orari e location per i miei scatti anche da fare in posti nei quali non sono mai stato e preparare tutto alla perfezione senza lasciare nulla al caso.

Indispensabile l’uso combinato con TPE3d e Photo Transit. Il pacchetto completo vale i soldi che costa ed è una app estremamente professionale e completa da usare.

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Richiede iOS 12.0 o versioni successive. Compatibile con iPhone, iPad e iPod touch.


Francese, Inglese, Spagnolo, Tedesco

10,99 €
Acquisti in-app
  1. Skyfire (3-months) 10,99 €
  2. Skyfire Plus (3-months) 16,99 €
  3. Upgrade to Skyfire Plus (3-months) 6,99 €


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