The app informs you about the exact timings of the eclipse based on your individual GPS or network position. It will show you a map with the entire eclipse path, giving you details on times and local circumstances. Even before the eclipse you can see an animation of the event as it will be seen from your location. When the eclipse is in progress, it will show a realtime animation of the celestial event. You will hear acoustic announcements of important stages of the eclipse and see a countdown on your display. Search your favorite location from a huge database or from the map or simply use your actual device position.
For each selected location you will see in the animation how the eclipse will look like. With this animation, you can compare the aspect of the eclipse from your location to any other location or important places like the point of maximum eclipse.
To select your best viewing spot the app provides an augmented reality view. The progress of the eclipse is projected onto a life camera picture of your device. So you can avoid blocking out your view by trees or buildings and select the best place to enjoy the entire eclipse.
To be reminded of the eclipse you can add the calculated timings to your personal android calendar. From the menu you get direct links to weather prospect websites for your location.
Beginners are given hints, how to observe the eclipse safely and which phenomena can be observed.
Engaged amateur astronomers will enjoy a screen with detailed information of the local circumstances of the eclipse.
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Malaysian, Indonesian.
- Exact location: For site-specific calculations of the contact times.
- Internet Access: Maps, weather services, online selection, network based localization of an observation site.
- SD card access: Storing settings, event lists, logs and locations coordinates for offline search.
- Hardware controls: Camera. Required for AR
- Your Account - Read Google service configuration: Needed for the Google maps module
The 'open street map' (mapquest) is not working, but figured out can just switch to Google map under map's menu so its back to Great App :-)