Updated 60 second shadow bands statement
Solar Eclipse Timer is your smart phone guide for a total solar eclipse. It's like having your own personal astronomer help you on Eclipse Day! It is extremely simple to use and has unique features that are ONLY found in this app! Just get into the path of the solar eclipse, and then with just 2 taps on your device, the app is ready to "talk" you through the eclipse
I have observed 3 previous total solar eclipses overseas and I am doing public out reach for the 2017 US total solar eclipse. This is the original and only "talking timer" for solar eclipses. The first version of this program was developed by me in 2002. Being based on my personal experience with eclipse observing and photography, I know exactly what is helpful when observing a total solar eclipse.
Created for first-time eclipse observers as well as veteran eclipse chasers, it is released in time to prepare everyone for the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for many people and Solar Eclipse Timer is an inexpensive tool to ensure that you don't miss a second of this wonderful event!
GPS location functions automatically find your location, then the app calculates your contact times and max eclipse. With one tap it loads the 4 eclipse contact times into the timers. This function does not require an internet connection, the formula is located in the app itself!
These are all the unique features in this app:
Voice countdowns guide you precisely to the contact times. Announcements are made at the proper times to tell you to observe for interesting things during the partial phases, such as the temperature drop, lighting changes, animal behavior and shadow bands. The app also tells you when it is safe to take your solar glasses off and then when you must put them back on. To practice your plan for photography, the app has a demo session that plays a totality movie synchronized with the timers. The app includes a unique calculator that lists the times you use to take a sequence of partial phase images that creates a beautiful sequence of the phases just like the professional photographers! Although not specifically a mapping program, included are internet hyperlinks to interactive maps of the eclipse path to help guide you to totality.
The app includes an extensive help file detailing the use of all of its unique features. The help file also includes eclipse day checklists and educational information about the partial phase phenomena.
Download the app, get yourself into the path of totality, tap a few buttons and sit back and let Solar Eclipse Timer "talk" you through this spectacular celestial event! It's an experience you will never forget! This app is the "Crown Jewel" for solar eclipse observing!
No App Ads. No In-App Purchases. You Get It All!
Automatic "Wake From Screen Lock" Notifications For Eclipse Events
Automatic GPS Geo-location
Automatic Contact Time Calculation
Automatic Totality Duration Countdown Timer
Automatic Contact Time Loading Into The Timers
Automatic Conversion To Your Local Time Zone (from UTC)
Partial Phase Phenomena Observation Reminders
Precise Countdowns To The Contact Times
Max Eclipse Alert
Horizon Observation Reminder
Announcements For Solar Glasses Off And Solar Glasses On
Compressed Eclipse Demo Program For Device Testing
Totality Photography Practice Demo Program With Totality Video
Partial Phase Image Sequence Calculator
Path Of Totality Hyperlinks
Eclipse Data File Saving Ability
Extensive Help File
ALWAYS USE EYE PROTECTION DURING THE PARTIAL PHASES OF A SOLAR ECLIPSE! NOT DOING SO CAN CAUSE BLINDNESS!
We are NOT liable for misuse of the app causing inaccurate timing.
We are NOT liable for the lack of eye safety precautions during your observation of a solar eclipse. The "glasses off" and "glasses on" warnings are in the appropriate position for a properly timed eclipse. You are responsible for setting up the app and understanding the timing.
- February 13, 2017 Initial release
- June 09, 2017 New version 1.5
- June 15, 2017 New version 1.6
- July 13, 2017 New version 1.8