The Great American Eclipse is right around the corner, and a popular astronomy app wants to help you make the most of it. Sky Guide, used by many to watch the stars, has been updated with some features to learn about and observe the eclipse as well as a free offer if you download it soon. You read that right. Sky Guide is free if you act fast.
A Useful Astronomy App, Sky Guide Is Free
That’s the biggest takeaway, is the fact that this popular app is free for a limited time. Sky Guide, normally $2.99, is a great tool to have in your arsenal.The offer began today, August 17, 2017, and runs through August 19. So, if you want to get the app for free, you need to hurry.
Sky Guide has always been my go-to app for stargazing at night. The peaceful, tranquil music the app plays while you’re searching the night sky really sets the stage for an amazing experience. With this latest update, the app is terrific for the upcoming daytime eclipse, too.
From the app’s Search menu, you can find helpful tips for preparing for the eclipse. The app also offers a map displaying the path of the celestial event. you can move the map around, and the eclipse path will automatically change.
There’s also a terrific eclipse simulator, accurate down to the second. If you’re unable to travel to view the event, or the weather puts a damper on your experience, you can watch the eclipse happen right in Sky Guide. For more apps to help you enjoy the eclipse, check out this collection.