A complete calendar of solar eclipses. One nice feature of this app is the eclipse calendar. You can find out exactly when the next solar eclipse will happen, how much of the Sun will be obscured, and even narrow it down to eclipses visible from your location.
Learn more about eclipses. Solar Eclipse by Redshift has a small, but complete, reference section. You can learn about how eclipses work and how best to prepare for them.
Explore different views of the eclipse. The focus of this app is the total eclipse on August 21, 2017. As such, the app offers various views depicting what the eclipse will look like from different vantage points.
Explore the eclipse timeline. Find out when the total eclipse will be at its peak, as well as what to expect before and after. The timeline offers you information about the event six hours before and after.
What is it about?
How much do you really know about solar eclipses? The next total solar eclipse will happen on August 21, 2017, and Redshift's latest astronomy app is ready to help you get ready for it.
For those who...
- Love astronomy
- Want to get the best possible view of the total solar eclipse
Not for those who...
- Have no interest in solar eclipses
- Don't get excited by astronomy
Why we love it
One of the best features of Solar Eclipse by Redshift is more than one feature. It's the ability of this app to truly prepare you for the upcoming total solar eclipse. No matter where you'll be, you can find out when the solar eclipse will be visible in your location as well as how much of the sun will be obscured. You can select your location from the map, use your current location, or search by name or GPS coordinates. You can also find the best locations near you for viewing the eclipse, if you feel like going on a road trip for the event. Using the knowledge base, you can find out how to observe the eclipse. Learn what type of equipment you need, and why you can't just look directly at the Sun during the event. When the event draws closer, Solar Eclipse by Redshift will update with the latest weather and temperature data. This way, you'll know ahead of time how successful your attempt at viewing the eclipse will be.
App Store Description
Observe, understand, and marvel any solar eclipse between 1990 and 2100!
How does a solar eclipse occur? Where will the Moon’s shadow pass over the Earth’s surface during the next eclipse? Where can the solar eclipse be best observed, and what must be kept in mind during the observation?
Experience solar eclipses, all shown in vivid, interactive simulations. Find out where to observe the solar eclipse from the best location. Witness the celestial event as observed from a point near the Sun. Read all the fascinating facts about the Sun and the development of a solar eclipse, and get useful tips for observing a solar eclipse.
Selected by cnet.com among the best apps for watching solar eclipses! (8/2017)
• Four different interactive eclipse simulations: View from current location, View from best location, View from orbit around the Earth, View from the Sun
• Physical and schematic solar eclipse maps including simulations of the solar eclipses
• Visualization of the best visibility (partial/total obscuration)
• All about eclipses: explanations and facts, illustrated with images and videos
• All solar eclipses occurred/will occur on the Earth between 1990 and 2100
• Video of the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 in the U.S.
• Select location from a map, via place name search, or GPS; alternatively, select the ‘best location‘ for observing
• Display up-to-date weather and temperature data
• All the data needed for observing ‘live‘: time of greatest eclipse, coordinates, etc.
• Five languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Russian
Never miss any celestial event again – with the perfect Redshift app to meet your desires!
• Redshift Compact – Astronomy for beginners
• Redshift – Astronomy for advanced users
• Redshift Pro including many more features, e.g. telescope control
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