Magic Hour 4+

elfinda apps

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.8 • 4.1K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Magic Hour (also called golden hour) is the time of day around sunrise and sunset when the light is great for photography and cinematography. It is typically when the sun is between 6 degrees below the horizon to 6 degrees above. This sunlight is evenly dispersed and helps you create great pictures.

Magic Hour makes it easy for you to know when magic hour is coming and how much time you have left once it begins. The app takes your location along with the current day and calculates when magic hour will occur. If the weather forecast is available we give that to you as well.

What other light is cool to photograph in? The moon, of course. And you want a full moon for that. Our Moon Watch section lets you know the next moonrise and when the next full moon will appear.

In addition to this, you can set up notifications on and before magic hour begins. And with our in-app purchase you can select locations other than your current one, view future magic hour times, and create calendar events for them.

Data that is used with the Magic Hour App (e.g. locations, notifications, calendar events, etc.) remain local to your device and are not transmitted nor remotely stored.

What’s New

Version 1.7.6

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

Wildawgy ,


I’ve been a fan of the magic hour for a long time, even before I knew there was a name for it! The app is perfect, and it does everything you want it to do. It’s also sleek and easy to use. You won’t ever have to wonder when the magic hour is happening because you’ll have a countdown to the minute! Also, if you use widgets, the widget is super handy.

I’ve always been captivated by the magic hour. Not quite day, but it’s not quite night either. It’s as if day and night are shaking hands. Now, I never have to miss it, nor do you!!

Peepschattin ,

Daylight dependent!

I use this app a lot. I work in In the film industry, knowing exactly how much ch daylight there is going to be on any given day is a life saver.

When a shoot is daylight dependent I know when I will be wrapped so I can make plans in morning with confidence that I will be able to show up on time, or at all.

The only time I have a problem is if we shoot at the beach. The sun can reflect off he Pacific long after it’s gone down. Giving enough light to squeeze in an extra shot.

MJFalvella ,

Very useful app!

I love this app, it gives you the golden hour to the exact minute for your current location. I also like that it gives you the current angle of the sun in the sky. I'm currently traveling around several different countries in the tropics and can use that information to gauge the intensity of the sun before going on the beach. Lunar phases are also provided too. MESSAGE TO APP DEVELOPER: Could you please give the user to use their own photo for background or at least give us several to choose from 😊

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