Twilight Times

Golden Hour -

The color temperature of daylight varies with the time of day. It tends to be around 2,000 K shortly after sunrise or before sunset, around 3,500 K during "golden hour", and around 5,500 K at midday. The color temperature can also change significantly with altitude, latitude, season, and weather conditions.


Sunset -

Sunset usually lasts between 3 and 7 minutes. Regardless of your desired Twilight shoot, we always shoot the sunset.


Civil Twilight -

Civil twilight is generally the first 15-23 minutes after Sun Down. Interior lights are starting to glow, and a hint of the sun can be seen at the horizon.


Nautical Twilight -

The sun having left the horizon, Nautical twilight offers richer skies, deep glowing windows, and illuminated clouds.


Astronautical Twilight

Somewhere between 30-45 minutes after sunset, astronautical twilight can be captured. These require long exposures, and will have dark areas where lights are not installed.


View some of our samples on our Twilight Photography page

We allow you to select your preferred twilight look

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