Now with Apple Watch app & Complications.

Never miss an incredible-looking sunrise or sunset again.

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 Hour, and Blue Hour Times.
• Sunrise and Sunset Quality Forecasts. Available up to 4 days into the future with - Alpenglow Plus or Pro.
• Sunrise and Sunset Reminder Notifications.
• Adjust when Alpenglow delivers your Reminder Notification.
• Custom Location Selection to help plan your next photography trip.
• Quickly switch dates using the arrows or the Date Picker.
• Submit Field Reports; reports will be used to improve Sunrise & Sunset Color Forecasts.
• Sunrise, Sunset, and Magic Hour Times Home Screen Widget.
• Sunrise & Sunset Forecast Widget for Alpenglow Pro Users.
• Share Quality Forecasts with Friends & Family.
• Support for Light & Dark Mode.
• Dynamic Type support throughout.
• No pesky ads.

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

By supporting the development by sending a tip, you'll unlock Alpenglow Plus, gaining access to the additional 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 position 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.
• Select from your recently searched locations, allowing you to quickly check the forecast/times at your favorite spots.
• 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 when a Sunrise/Sunset is forecasted to be above your defined threshold.
• 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...
Twitter: @alpenglowapp
Instagram: @alpenglowapp
Reddit: r/Alpenglow

I'd also love to see your Sunrise and Sunset shots on Instagram, just tag #alpenglowapp.

Sunrise & Sunset quality forecasts are provided by

Alpenglow Pro Subscriptions automatically renew at the end of each period. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged within 24 hours before 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 6.3

Alpenglow for Apple Watch is here!
- You can now check Sunrise, Sunset & Golden Hour times right on your wrist.
- Check the Sunrise and Sunset forecast for your location. Including the ability to view up to 4 days ahead for Alpenglow Plus or Pro users.
- Alpenglow Pro users can also view the Forecast and Outlook right on their Watch Face with the Alpenglow Forecast and Outlook Complications.

I've also added a bunch of improvements to the iOS app...
- Brand new Outlook Widget allows you to view the Outlook for the next few days on your Home Screen.
- iMessages App allowing you to send the Forecast or Times to friends and family super easily.
- New Context Menus allowing you to quickly adjust the selected date or location.
- Swipe left and right to switch the day.
- Improved logic to only hit the Alpenglow server when new Forecasts/Data become available.
- A bunch of other fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
275 Ratings

275 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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App Privacy

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.

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Location
  • 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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