VelaClock Sun/Moon 4+

Vela Design Group

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.7 • 28 Ratings
    • $3.99

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VelaClock is a world clock with unique features and an easily configurable user interface. VelaClock's feature set is ideal for photographers and outdoor enthusiasts. Users can quickly display the time of sunrise, sunset, dawn and dusk for three kinds of twilight (civil, nautical, astronomical), moon phase and tilt, and much more. VelaClock was the featured app at on 3/11/2011.

VelaClock is invaluable to users who travel or communicate with friends and colleagues around the world. VelaClock is an excellent tool for finding a good meeting time for cities in multiple time zones.

VelaClock can display the time and sun/moon information for:
- your current location (using the network or built-in GPS).
- cities around the world (over 500 cities currently available).
- user-defined locations by specifying latitude/longitude and time zone.

At a glance, VelaClock shows whether a city is currently in daylight, twilight or night. White text indicates daylight (sun is above horizon) and black text indicates night (sun is below horizon). A twilight indicator (a small colored rectangle) will appear to the right of the time when the city is in twilight.

The rows in the city list can optionally show a daylight bar that gives the user a picture of 24 hours of natural light (bright daylight, three kinds of twilight and night). The daylight bar (24 hours of light) may be centered at noon or current time. A thin white bar indicates when the moon is visible.

Tapping on a city row will transition to a new view with four horizontally scrolling pages of sun, moon and time zone information. A quick swipe of the finger will move between the four pages.

The date/time can be changed by tapping on the calendar icon in the toolbar. Incrementally move a day, an hour, a minute or a week in the future or the past. Arbitrarily jump to any date or time, years in the future or the past. Changing the date allows one to determine when a sunset or full moon will occur in the future or the past.

VelaClock does NOT require a network connection. Up to 50 cities may be added.

What’s New

Version 1.2.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Fixes incompatibility with iOS 9.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

run2tunes ,

Great app!

This app is great! I use it frequently when scheduling international calls and checking sunrise/sunset for future dates. The visualizations showing day/night, dusk/dawn are super helpful as is the ability to jump ahead or back by increments of minutes, day, week, month, year, or choose a date from calendar. It's also easy to add and arrange places. I used to use it on my Mac as well, but the latest available version hasn't worked on current macOS for awhile. I wish this was still being updated, but grateful it works on iOS for now. I'd gladly pay for updated version but understand it's difficult to get visibility to get enough paid users to make it worthwhile for the developer.

TheWalkingDeaf ,

Oldie but a goodie

The app hasn’t been maintained since iOS 9 but miraculously it still works and is 64-bit. I’ve been using it since the iPhone 3GS days and there’s quite nothing like it as far as I can tell. The visualization of the day, dusk, twilight and nighttime is clear and I like the fact that I can jump to any date and any location I want.

It was useful for planning my trip to Iceland in the winter a couple years ago.

AndyTeX ,

Love this App

As an outdoorsman I got to say this app is one of my favorites and gets used more during the fall and winter when I head to the woods. It is super helpful to know when the sun starts to light up the sky in the early morning so I can plan accordingly. No other app to my knowledge gives you the three twilights. I hope this app is around for many years to come. I would hate it if the developer stopped supporting it.

App Privacy

The developer, Vela Design Group, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

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

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