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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 1.6 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 1.6.3

Bug fixes:
The iPhone 5 and 5c running iOS 10.x have smaller sized floating point variables and were making the algorithms work incorrectly. That has been addressed and corrected.
Actually matching the version of the app with the version on the "About Magic Hour" page. That's more helpful.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

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 😊

MaineChapmans ,

Excellent app

We were in Moab and wanted to catch sunrise at Arches National Park. My brother told me about Magic Hour, so I popped it open and figured out our drive time and hike time to get to North Window. We were there easily in time for a gorgeous sunrise, and then when everyone else left, I checked Magic Hour and we still had 20 minutes left. We stayed and got beautiful morning sun photos with no people in them. Thanks for helping our expedition, Magic Hour!!

mirage586 ,

Great app for better pics

Knowing exactly when magic hour occurs (app gives exact times for the twice daily magic hour) is key to having the right light that produces better pics. This app is dead simple to understand and I couldn't get the same results (especially for my travel photography) without it. THANK YOU!


Linda Byrket
25.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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In-App Purchases
  1. Add Locations Ability $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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