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Apps to Help You Enjoy the Great American Eclipse

It's not often that a complete solar eclipse is visible throughout North America. In fact, this is the first total solar eclipse for the United States since 1979. The last time the skies were darkened from coast to coast by an eclipse was on June 8, 1918. What's come to be called the Great American Total Solar Eclipse will darken skies all the way from Oregon to South Carolina, along a stretch of land about 65 wide. The big event happens on August 21, 2017, and these apps will help you make the most of it.

Solar Eclipse by Redshift
Total Solar Eclipse
Smithsonian Eclipse 2017
Solar Eclipse Totality Observer
Solar Eclipse by Redshift

Educate Yourself About the Great American Eclipse

If you want to know more about the Great American Eclipse, or solar eclipses in general, these are your go-to apps. They will provide you with a wealth of information about the big event and why it's so exciting.

Games That Teach You About Eclipses

Children and adults alike can benefit from games to learn about the Great American Eclipse. These titles are sure to please.

Lookin' Straight at the Sun

Is a bad idea. You shouldn't look directly at the sun, even during an eclipse. These apps will help you observe the Great American Eclipse safely.

Prepare Thyself for the Darkening of the Sun

It sounds much more ominous than it is, but these apps will help you get ready to enjoy the Great American Eclipse to its fullest.

Eclipse Calculator
Eclipse Calculator

Eclipse Calculator

Daniele Cenni

Eclipse Calculator is a useful tool for calculating eclipse local circumstances.

Choose a city, or define your local coordinates and calculate local circumstances for both Solar and Lunar eclipses!

Solar eclipses data available from 1500 BCE to 3000 CE.

Lunar eclipses data available from 2000 BCE to 3000 CE.

Solar Eclipse Calculations include: Eclipse Type - Partial Eclipse Start Time - Anular Eclipse Start Time - Total Eclipse Start Time - Maximum Eclipse Time - Anular Eclipse End Time - Total Eclipse End Time - Partial Eclipse End Time - Eclipse Magnitude - Eclipse Observability - Anular/Total Eclipse Duration

Lunar Eclipse Calculations include: Eclipse Type - Penumbral Magnitude - Umbral Magnitude - Penumbral Eclipse Start Time - Partial Eclipse Start Time - Total Eclipse Start Time - Mid. Eclipse Time - Total Eclipse End Time - Partial Eclipse End Time - Penumbral Eclipse End Time

More features to come with next updates!

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