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Tell The Time Based On The Sun

Sun dials are from an older era where art meets function. They provided an amazing way of telling the time based on the suns location, and this collection of apps will let you tap into do just that. These apps will let you know exactly where the sun is and know the time based on that location.

Sunset and Sunrise Times
Sunrise Sunset Times
Sol: Sun Clock

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Sunset and Sunrise Times
Sunset and Sunrise Times

Sunset and Sunrise Times

Peter Smith

Live by the Sun

Live by the Sun! See not only the Sunrise and Sunset times but also the First and Last Light times for exactly where YOU are right now – not the "closest" city. See exactly how much daylight is left in the day - in a large, simple, easy to read display - so you can plan ahead to the last...

Sunrise Sunset Times
Sunrise Sunset Times

Sunrise Sunset Times

Peter Smith

Live free in the Sun

Live free in the Sun! An elegant and modern solution for showing the Sunrise, Sunset, First and Last Light times to the exact minute for precisely where YOU are right now - not the "closest" city. The app also shows exactly how much daylight is left in the day - in a large, easy to read display - so you...

Also Good

Apps with average score

Sunspot
Sunspot
Sunspot

Sunspot

Rhydian Thomas

Spot where the sun is at, where it will rise and where it will set with a simple sun compass.

Switch between a clock and countdown to sunrise, sunset, first light, last light, morning and evening golden hours. Sunspot is the perfect companion app for photographers.

Features:
• Sun position at sunrise...

VelaClock Sun/Moon
VelaClock Sun/Moon
VelaClock Sun/Moon

VelaClock Sun/Moon

Vela Design Group

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...

Astrolabe Clock
Astrolabe Clock
Astrolabe Clock

Astrolabe Clock

TwoNineEight Software

Astrolabe Clock is an astronomical clock inspired by the astrolabe, an ancient astronomical instrument used to tell time and to predict the location of the Sun, stars and planets. This modern interpretation gives a view of the sky showing at a glance the time of day, day of year, and...

DayTime
DayTime
DayTime

DayTime

Five Leaf Group LLC

DayTime brings the sundial into the twenty-first century. Using your location, DayTime calculates the position of the sun, the length of your day and the exact times of sunrise and sunset, and optionally, moonrise and moonset. DayTime works worldwide, so you aren’t limited to tracking the sun at home. Whether...

Orbit: Sun Position
Orbit: Sun Position
Orbit: Sun Position

Orbit: Sun Position

Tapclay

Tracking the sun position has never been so simple and beautiful. Orbit unique clock visualisation shows you the sun movement in a complete intuitive way.

Turn the clock ring to see the sun movement and position at any time of the day. Orbit features a sun compass accurately tracks the sun...

Sunrise Sunset Professional
Sunrise Sunset Professional
Sunrise Sunset Professional

Sunrise Sunset Professional

Peter Smith

Live by the Sun! An elegant and modern solution for showing the Sunrise, Sunset, First and Last Light times for exactly where YOU are right now - not the "closest" city. The app also shows exactly how much daylight is left in the day - in a large, easy to...

Solar Time
Solar Time
Solar Time

Solar Time

Piet Jonas

This application shows the apparent solar time, the time you would see on a sundial at your current location. It is the combination of the mean solar time (which depends on the longitude at your current position), the time difference from the solar equation which changes over the year because...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Sun of Time

Sun of Time

DC Software Arts

Do you want an iPhone and iPad app that will help you get "in sync" with the sun? Do you want to be notified a little before sunset or sunrise so that you can get out at these beautiful times of the day? Are you a photographer who loves the quality of light during the Golden Hour? If so, "Sun of Time" is for you. Our app makes it easy to be aware of when all these daily solar events occur and it does so with a beautiful clock face that you will want to leave up all the time.

Sun of Time packs all this information into two intuitive bands around an analog clock face. The outer band shows the 24 hour day and where the sun currently is. You can see the sun enter and pass through Astronomical Twilight, Nautical Twilight, Civil Twilight (the photographer's Blue Hour), Sunrise, and then the Golden Hour. There is even an indicator for when the sun is directly overhead. The inner band is a timer. So for example, you can see how many minutes are left in the Golden Hour. All these solar events are marked with color theme changes that set the look of the clock to a combination of colors reflecting the solar event.

Under the covers are displays that show tables of solar event information for a day, a week or a month. Here you can request to be notified of the events on a daily basis. You can post the information to social sites, email information about an event, message information about an event, or add an upcoming event to your calendar.

We also support the Apple Watch. Your watch will show you "Glances" of upcoming sun events. Your favorite watch faces may be configurable to allow Sun of Time to show the next sun event.

If you use the Notification's "Today" page, you'll be able to configure it to allow Sun of Time to display today's sun events.