We've all caught the last glimmer of an amazing Sunrise or Sunset, missing out on a spectacular photo opportunity. Alpenglow tries to make that a thing of the past with both reminder notifications and Sunrise/Sunset quality forecasts.

- Sunrise, Sunset, Golden & Blue Hour Times.
- Sunrise & Sunset Quality Forecasts.
- Reminder notifications for Sunrise, Sunset, and Golden Hours.
- Set your own Reminder Offset to receive the reminder exactly when you want.
- Select a location anywhere in the world.
- Various iOS 14 Home Screen Widgets including a Countdown to the Next Event (Sunrise, Sunset, Golden Hour, or Blue Hour).
- Share forecasts with friends & family or on your social media.
- Share Field Reports that will be used to improve quality forecasts.
- Support for Light/Dark Mode.
- Adjust the date to any date in the future.

Alpenglow will always be free to use, with the ability to unlock additional features with Alpenglow Plus and Alpenglow Pro.

By supporting the development of Alpenglow with a tip you'll unlock Alpenglow Plus, gaining access to the following features...
- See Quality Forecasts further into the future. You'll have access to forecasts for up to 4 days into the future.
- Alpenglow will use a more accurate location to retrieve forecasts, all while keeping your location on your device and never stored online.
- The elevation for your location will be retrieved to calculate more accurate Sunrise, Sunset, and Magic Hour times.
- Adjust Alpenglow's Color Scheme by adjusting the Primary Color.
- Customize the Alpenglow App Icon with Alternative Icons.

Alpenglow Pro unlocks everything from Alpenglow Plus, along with extra features that incur ongoing server costs and additional resources to maintain.
- Forecast Notifications, you can receive a notification if a Sunrise/Sunset Quality Forecast is above a threshold set by you.
- Forecast Home Screen Widgets, keep an eye on Sunrise/Sunset forecast(s) right from your home screen.

Share your feedback via the Feedback option in the app or via social media...
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Sunrise & Sunset quality forecasts are provided by

Alpenglow Pro Subscriptions automatically renew at the end of each period and your iTunes account will automatically be charged within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.

Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off at any time, by going to your iTunes & App Store Account Settings after purchase.

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What’s New

Version 6.1.6

- Fixed up a small UI bug.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

Mississippi girl Jenny ,

Sunrise sunrise

One of my all time favorite things to do is watch the sunset. I live a 1/2 block from the beach so it equals a nice walk in the evenings. When it comes to sunrise, I’m just not a morning person. I enjoy this app because it helps me to know if it’s worth getting up for in the morning. The new design is really pretty. I love how it breaks every part of the sunrises and sunsets down. You can’t get better than this app. Highly recommend!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the review, glad you're liking the new design. :)

wojomojo133 ,

Great app for photography

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.

printgeek75 ,


This was exactly what I wanted, a no-nonsense sunrise/sunset forecast. The free version is totally usable, but plus and pro tiers are reasonable, and well worth it. Too many mornings I would roll out of bed and see the last glimmer of golden light in my bedroom, now I have an alert for when it'll be photo worthy! Awesome app!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the lovely review. I’d love to see any shots of your favorite sunrises on the Alpenglow Instagram at @alpenglowapp.


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Forecast alerts for amazing golden hours.

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

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

  • Location
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  • Diagnostics

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Requires iOS 14.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.


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