So I recently tried to shoot some pictures of the sunset at a specific location, but once I was to late and another time I came about two hours before the sun was, what I thought, in the right position but then again was in the wrong position.

After a bit of googling I stumbled across Helios, but sadly it's only for iOS; So now my question: Is there any good alternative for Helios on Android? or Is there any better way than using an app to time sunset pictures / pictures that involve the sun?


Golden Hour is pretty good, but I also supplement with LunaSolCal for geekier stats (twilight phases, azimuth and direction, etc).

Edit: Sun Surveyor offers AR (paid app).

  • As I already stated, Golden Hour seems pretty good, but it's missing the AR-feature which would make my life so much easier on a few shots I'm planing to do...
    – Nanogamer7
    May 23 '18 at 13:51
  • Hrm. Sun Surveyor might work. AR never actually occurred to me but I can see how it would be useful. I might have to pick it up myself.
    – BLHolliday
    May 23 '18 at 14:13
  • Helios uses AR, that's why I asked for it. I mostly take nature/landscape shots, for which it would be extremely helpful to see the angle the sun comes from out of a very specific position
    – Nanogamer7
    May 23 '18 at 14:16
  • Have you tried Sun Surveyor for your self or just found it in playstore?
    – Nanogamer7
    May 25 '18 at 4:09
  • @Nanogamer7 I did try it but my phone doesn't have a compass, so AR doesn't work on it.
    – BLHolliday
    Jun 12 '18 at 12:28

After some more research I now found a an app fitting my requirements myself: Sun Position

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