Golden Hour

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The Golden Hour is a magical time of day for photography and now you can keep track of it wherever you are in the world with our comprehensive and easy to use iPad, iPhone and iPod touch application that finally consigns boring lists of sunrise and sunset times to the trash.

The web version of the Golden Hour was voted cool site of the day by America's Digital Goddess and has been featured by Canon Europe, PC World and a host of forums and blogs around the world. Now available for the iPhone, iPad and more detailed than ever.

Named by Digital Photography School as one of only 3 MUST HAVE productivity apps for photographers.

Now featuring your own bookmarks for keeping track of favourite places. Preloaded with some renowned photographic locations around the world.

New mapping features allow you to select a location faster and more accurately than ever before, PLUS access to the online geonames database of millions of places.

This application does not need access to the internet and is therefore great for iPod touch owners as well.


Our easy to use interface has 4 primary tabs puting the important information at your fingertips whether you are an architect needing to know where the sun will be on a given day or a professional photographer planning their next photo shoot.

World Sun Clock display showing more detail than a simple day-night terminator as we colour code the golden hour and more.

Sun Azimuth and Elevation display, find exactly where the sun will be in the sky for any time of day.

Golden Hour display, the same great graph that our website users will be familiar with, this tab shows the altitude of the sun throughout the 24 hours of the current day with markers for Sunrise, Sunset and the Golden Hour. Explore any date of the year with the slider or new improved date picker and nudge dates up or down simply by tapping to the left or right below the horizon line. Tap above the horizon to reveal comprehensive astronomical data for the current day.

Our location finder allows you to drill down through our comprehensive database of nearly 200,000 carefully selected locations from every country in the world. Every country or territory has a full colour flag and a fully indexed and searchable list of locations. For each location we display the latitude and longitude plus other useful information such as approximate population and Olsen Timezone. Now featuring access to the online geonames database plus location setting via the built in maps.

Features a complete years worth of the amazing NASA blue marble satellite images of earth - see how winter and summer transform our planet as the snow comes and goes as you change dates.

Calculations and Accuracy

For maximum accuracy and reliability, a tried and tested C++ library developed by astronomers performs the astronomical calculations. The library implements the high accuracy algorithms in the definitive reference book by Jan Meeus and has been in use for over 6 years.

Like the app? Please remember to rate it in the store, and if you have feedback or questions, please do get in touch using the customer service links provided. We love hearing directly from our users and the more of you that get in touch, the better any future versions can be!

What's New

Version 3.1 (Jun 03, 2013)

Updated for iPhone 5

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Version 3.0 (Jun 20, 2012)

- Extra information on home screen for ease of use
- Blue Hour as well as Golden Hour information
- Date Picker (optional) to make date selection easier
- History of locations used for ease of re-use
- Location database extended to nearly 200,000 locations
- Locations now drawn on map for a bit of fun
- US database alone extended to 50,000 locations
- New Landscape mode giving quick access to key data
- Super accurate sun terminator display
- Ability to Tweet data to friends
- 12/24 hour local setting bug fix
- Improved Graphics

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Version 2.9 (Jan 21, 2011)

Fix for crash on iOS 3.13 on startup that affected the last release.

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Version 2.8 (Jan 18, 2011)

Fixed low memory crash affecting some users.

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Version 2.7 (Nov 09, 2010)

* Bugfix for location persistence on iPhone4
* Bugfix for preferences after upgrading
* Ability to enable compass for sun angle display
* New length of day indication

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Version 2.6 (Oct 19, 2010)

** Adds setting screen so the year can be changed and all other settings can be changed from within the app as well as through the standard Apple settings app.

** Fixed iPad low-memory crashes and repeating next event alerts.

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Version 2.5 (Sep 15, 2010)

Extended USA and UK databases
Add locations from Geonames database of millions of places
Add locations by direct co-ordinate entry
Add locations directly from google maps
Create and manage your own bookmarks
Preloaded bookmarks of some great photographic locations
New configuration options in settings app

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Version 2.0 (Jul 19, 2010)

** iPad now supported - this is now a Universal App for iPad and iPhone

- Save Home Position and Go Home now added.

- Click on a featured time to sync the sun-angle view to that time
- Sun Angle display now merged with Golden Hour view for better usability

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Version 1.01 (Mar 30, 2010)

** Bug fix release to cure the issue with auto-location having East / West Longitude reversed **

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Version 1.0 (Mar 19, 2010)

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3.1Jun 03, 2013Current release
3.0Jun 20, 2012
2.9Jan 21, 2011
2.8Jan 18, 2011
2.7Nov 09, 2010
2.6Oct 19, 2010
2.5Sep 15, 2010
2.0Jul 19, 2010
1.01Mar 30, 2010
1.0Mar 19, 2010First tracked
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Current Version - 2.9 - 18 ratings
Updated on Jul 02, 2015
All Versions - 3.7 - 62 ratings
Updated on Jul 02, 2015


Compatibility: Universal

Category: Photo and Video

Updated: May 22, 2015

Version: 3.1

Size: 26.7 MB

Language: English

Seller: Roger Moffatt

Rating: Rated 4+

Family Sharing: Yes

Requirements: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Bundle ID: com.mindsizzlers.Golden-Hour

Supports Apple Watch: No

App ID:  362345691  [Copy]