Photo Apps: The Photographer’s Ephemeris

Today, I discovered an app that is extremely useful for photography, specifically outdoor photography that involves the sun or the moon. The Photographer’s Ephemeris is basically a map-centric sun and moon calculator, it’s main function is to compute exactly where the sun and/or moon will rise in relation to your geographic location and give you a clear idea on how the light will fall on the land.

Some of the basic features include:

  • Time and direction of sunrise and sunset
  • Time and direction of moonrise and moonset
  • Phase of the moon and % illumination
  • Times of civil, nautical and astronomical twilight
  • Graphical display on a map (Standard, Satellite, Hybrid, Terrain)
  • Plus MANY more!

I have not been able to download/test it out personally, but as soon as I’m able to, I will definitely return to this article and write a more in-depth review. Judging by the website and what others say about it in the Play store, I trust that this is a worthy app for anyone who needs help planning out their next expedition.

To learn more, you can visit the developer’s website, or download it at:

Google Play – $4.99

iTunes – $8.99

Desktop – Free

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