Lumy - Sun & Photography Guide 4+

Sunrise, Sunset & Golden Hour

Raja V

Designed for iPad

    • $6.99


Featured by Apple on Its 2020 Fall Keynote

Lumy is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to be in tune with the sun.

• Perfect lighting for stunning photos? Check.
• Hiking trip around the first or last light? Done.
• Outdoor yoga or fitness session? Schedule it with ease.
• Mood-boosting sunlight walks? Yep, it's got you covered.

Whether you're chasing the golden hour for your next Insta post, or just trying to get your daily dose of vitamin D, Lumy's got your back. With Lumy, you can anticipate the best lighting conditions and plan your outdoor activities with confidence.

Plus, with weather information for the next seven days, you'll never be caught off guard by rain or clouds.

Lumy is highly customizable to suit your needs, whether you're a minimalist or a power user. You can enjoy Lumy on your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod, and share it with your family members with a single purchase.

• Simple, clean, and user-friendly design.
• Beautiful home screen widgets to keep you informed at a glance.
• No internet connection needed (except for weather information).
• Accurate sun tracking for any location around the world.
• Predictions for any future date.
• Custom repeatable notifications to keep you on track.
• Supports spotlight search.
• Solar compass that displays the sun's azimuth and altitude.
• Independent Apple Watch app with customizable complications.
• Apple TV support, including a stunning photo frame mode.
• Dynamic type support for all screen sizes.
• Shortcut workflows for added convenience.
• Custom app icons to match your home screen's aesthetic.
• iMessage support to share with your friends.
• HomePod compatibility with Siri shortcuts.
• Universal purchase for all your devices.
• Family Sharing support.
• Localized in Chinese, Japanese, French, and German.

At Lumy, we're dedicated to helping you make the most of your time under the sun. If you have any feedback or suggestions, we'd love to hear from you. Just send us an email at!


Sun Information Available - Sunrise, Sunset, First light, Last Light, Golden Hour, Blue Hour, Astronomical Twilight, Nautical Twilight, Civil Twilight, Solar noon, Solar Midnight.

Moon Information Available - Moonrise, Moonset, Altitude, Azimuth, Transit, Transit Elevation, Weekly Moon Phase, Next Full Moon, New Moon, First, and Last quarter information.

Golden hour or Magic hour refers to the period shortly after sunrise or before sunset when the lighting is soft, warm, and perfect for capturing stunning photos and videos. Capture the breathtaking beauty of golden hour with Lumy!


What’s New

Version 4.9.51

Lumy 4.9.50 updates with the following features

iOS 17
- Added support for iOS 17 and watchOS 10.
- Added support for Interactive Widget - Schedule notifications for sun events directly from the home screen.
- Added support for Standby Mode* support.
- Added support for Live Activity Standby Mode* support.

iPadOS 10
- Added lock screen widget support for iPad along with interactive widget.

watchOS 10
- A fresh app redesign in align with the new watchOS 10 design language.
- Added support for Smart Stack Widget.
- Ability to pin your favorite sun event for immediate access when the app is launched.
- Apple Watch now uses WidgetKit for complications.

StandBy Mode* Experience
• Sun Event Countdown Widget, Enhance the StandBy experience with a real-time countdown to the next sun event.
• Daylight Distribution Dial Widget, Visual representation of the day's light distribution on StandBy mode.
• Moon Widget, Insights into the current moon phase, perfect for the StandBy screen.

We value your feedback and suggestions. If you have any, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at And if you're enjoying Lumy, we would greatly appreciate your rating on the App Store – it truly helps us.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
945 Ratings

945 Ratings

Good Møurning ,

Beautiful app

I love Astronomy and wanted an app that not only provides great astronomical info, but one that has great complications and functionality for my Apple Watch. A tech reviewer had this app’s complications on his watch, and I just thought it looked beautiful. Now, I wasn’t really going to spend money on this app just because I thought the complications looked good, so I looked up any reviews I could find, and was really able to see all of the great info they provide within the app, not just on iPhone, but on the Apple Watch as well. In every way this app is worth the $7, especially if your an amateur/professional astronomer that’s constantly looking up into the night sky because this app has all the info you need when it comes to viewing conditions in one place. This is my first ever review on an app, and I was ready to tear into it for any reason I could find after spending $7, but I honestly do love this app and have zero complaints presently. One thing I hope to see in future updates is info pertaining to the planets in our solar system and other astronomical info. I know that’s not exactly the purpose of this app, but think it would be great to slightly expand the scope of this app, just like you track the Sun/moon positions, you could also track the planets’ positions. Just a thought. Good job Lumy.

Rock4Jesus777 ,

Simplicity + Elegance = Best

I’ve been using Lumy for nearly 5 years and it is by far the best sun tracking app available. It has come a long way since its inception, now offering various tools like the sun arc, showing its position in the sky relative to time, the sun compass showing its position relative to the phone holder, new time details like daytime and nighttime durations as well as widgets for your Home Screen. This of course on top of all the old features that have been polished to fit the new UI and general design.

This app is super simple and ultra customizable. Once you set your location, you can then select which light periods you want to see and even what your app icon looks like!

There is also integration for Apple Watch 4 and newer. I have an Apple Watch 3 so I don’t get to take advantage of this yet but hopefully soon. There are various Watch Faces/Complications you can add to your Watch via the Lumy App!

I look forward to the future of Lumy. It is an invaluable tool for photographers, whether I’m shooting a portrait session or going out for another attempt at the Milky Way, Lumy has been there for me! Try it out for yourself and you’ll see! No app is perfect but this one definitely deserves 5 stars for ease of use, design, and features.

One wish:
I wish there was a sun compass widget for iPhone. That would look sick on the Home Screen and would be super useful!

nmn0003 ,

Clean and Polished for iOS16

This app is exactly what I needed. I travel frequently and need a quick way to check the sunrise, golden hour, and sunset times. This app lists everything out in a simple way without any clutter. It lets you customize the information you want to see too! Now with iOS16, the lock screen widget is an absolutely incredible addition. Now I can see a countdown at a glance straight from the lock screen! It is beautifully (not lazily) done too and actually looks nice. I have one suggestion/request! I wish the countdown widget had the option of counting down to multiple events. For example, have it count down to golden hour, then once that time has passed, have it count down to the sunset, then last light, etc. If this were a customizable feature it would be amazing. Overall very happy with this app!

App Privacy

The developer, Raja V, 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 Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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