Ephemeris: Moon and Sun Seeker 4+

Compass for Photography AR

Vito Technology Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 1.1K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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.

Privacy policy: http://vitotechnology.com/privacy-policy.html
Terms of use: http://vitotechnology.com/terms-of-use.html

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

Bring your creative ideas to life!

What’s New

Version 1.0.6

+ Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

If you find bugs, have problems, questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at support@vitotechnology.com.

Your reviews and ratings on App Store are always appreciated.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K 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!

1 Realman ,

Stay Connected To Your True Nature!

We live in a world of man-made time that sorta correlates to nature? Once upon a time we kept time by the sun and moon and seasons…we were also much more self-aware! Technology is nice, but it’s not everything. Use this app as the ancients used sun dials and the equinoxes to keep track of “time”

Developer Response ,

 We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review.

Tdehr ,

Good tool, not great

The data is very useful and presented reasonably well— the compass especially. The UI is not intuitive, with no great way to switch between different views; swipes work on some screens but not others. But by far the most annoying are the constant notifications for other apps by the developer. One of the key features of the app is setting alarms for certain positions of moon/sun/Milky Way, but the only recommendation from the developer to avoid these ads is to turn off ALL notifications, which includes the ones you set. This is the paid version! The cost of admission should include the ability to avoid spam.

Developer Response ,

We don't think notifications are spam as well as most of Ephemeris users do, but we will take your remark into consideration. If you experience difficulties with the app’s functionality, please feel free to take a look at quick help in the app's menu or contact our support team if you have specific questions. You can do this directly from the application by selecting the "feedback" item in the menu.

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

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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