11 March 2019 | Version 1.1.4
This is a great sun/moon widget! It looks great, much better than most widgets, and has nice functionality and options for different sunset/rise details. There is one key issue though -- for those of us in the southern hemisphere it's incorrect for Autumn vs Spring equinox. I wish spring was coming in a few days! :)
It would be great if moon-rise / moon-set information was on there though, that's pretty useful info for stargazers or night photographers. An option for that instead of Lunar day could be cool!
A bonus would be the ability to navigate to at least a 5-7 days in the future to see the sunrise/set and moon information.
11 March 2019, Dmytryi
Thanks for review.
You are right. Autumn and Spring equinox are approximate calculations. To provide exact calculations a have to take basic point dependable from sun declination, and pass through all days to closest event. Unfortunately for wearable devices it’s quite heavy and big iterations, so due to that I have to sacrifice for some accuracy and use approximate calculations. Same done for loonar day.
To get moon rise/set would like to offer you second edition of Selena & Helios widget. It has much more options and same free.
07 March 2019 | Version 1.1.4
I previously reviewed this, but was mistaken about what the data was telling me, so to be fair I have added a star. The only reason not to have 5 stars is that I still think that it is a little confusing how the times are displayed. The most significant setting that can be changed is the twilight start/stop. This can be set to various values. Mine is currently set to display the end/start of night. So, reading from left to right I believe what I see is the start of the sunrise, followed by the stacked numbers which indicate the start of nighttime (on the top) and the end of night (on the bottom), then the rightmost number is the time of sunset. The time in between sunset and night would typically be called twilight but I believe is referred to as the "blue hour" in this app.
11 March 2019, Dmytryi
Thanks for review. Now, I think, clear, with your issue.
The point is, if time zone not corresponding to selected position, it switched values between rise and set. This is some thing in firmware core, and I did not find the way how to fix it, it’s out of my code… Same you can see on screenshot. If your device time will be set to auto mode, same if you will synchronize time with GPS all data will be shown correctly. Arrow up – rise, arrow down – set.
However current widget will not meet more support. It’s my first astronomical widget. Try second more advanced edition of Selena and Helios. There is more option. And it’s same free.
22 August 2018 | Version 1.1.3
I am really only interested in Day break and Twilight settings. Is it possible to have just the Helios option?
Otherwise a great Widget.
22 August 2018, Dmytryi
Thanks for stars and comment.
Could you give more details for your request? Do you mean to add possibility to activate/deactivate moon part? But it will reduce functionality of widget. If you like to have only Helios part, please contact me by e-mail (click “Contact Developer”) to discuss details of view and requested options. And I will rearrange widget for your needs but will make it “personnel”, without posting on market.
16 August 2018 | Version 1.1.3
Is it possible to nave Moonrise/Moonset times?
17 August 2018, Dmytryi
I’d like to add moonrise/set data, but I did not find proper algorithm of calculations (formulas).
If someone can share formulas with me, definitely will add rise and set data.