The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE) application provides detailed information with the exact position of the sun and moon as viewed from a particular location on a on a given date and time. TPE also provides shadow length, and whether or not a subject will be in shade at a given time. Click on the next icon to open The Photographer's Ephemeris centered on:
|Aquereberry Point:||Artists Palette:||Ashford Mill Ruins:|
|Badwater:||Charcoal Kilns:||Dantes View:|
|Eureka Dunes:||Golden Canyon:||Ibex Dunes Talc Mine:|
|Marble Canyon:||Mesquite Dunes:||Mosaic Canyon:|
|Panamint Dunes:||Racetrack:||Scotty's Castle:|
TPE is published by Crookneck Consulting LLC and the web application is free to use.
There are many apps available for your phone or tablet to help with shot planning. My favorites are Photopills and TPE for Android/iOS or TPE 3D for iOS only. Both applications support the importing of Points of Interest / Locations. To import POIs for Death Valley into one of these apps proceed as follows:
The Sunrise Sunset calculator above provides a monthly calendar showing Sunrise/Sunset and Moonrise/Moonset and Moon phase for a whole month. More detailed information can be obtained by clicking on one of the Photographer's Ephemeris icons above or via one of the mobile applications listed.
Monthly sunrise and sunset times on this page are given at Mesquite Dunes in Pacific Time. The Pacific Time Zone is eight hours behind GMT in the winters months (PST) and seven hours behind GMT in the summer months (PDT). Times shown on gallery images are in GMT and can be converted to Pacific Time by subtracting 7 hours in the summer, or 8 hours in the winter.