Eclipse Safari is a comprehensive and interactive guide to the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse of the Sun, visible along a narrow path spanning the USA from the West coast to the East coast. It’s a free app developed by the makers of the SkySafari 5 astronomy app in collaboration with Space.com, a source of eclipse and space news.
Eclipse Safari offers the following functionality:
Countdown Timer: Countdown to when the moon’s shadow makes landfall on the West coast of the United States – down to the second – with the Eclipse Countdown clock. During the eclipse, the countdown clock dynamically updates to reveal which state the shadow is in and how long it will take to reach your location.
Space.com Eclipse News: Eclipse news and in-depth articles from http://Space.com, the leader in astronomy and space news.
Interactive Eclipse Map: Find the best location to observe the eclipse. Select a location on the map to retrieve accurate eclipse event times for any location on Earth.
Eclipse Simulator: Simulate the eclipse from your location or any location on the Earth. A time slider lets you manipulate time and simulate the eclipse from start to end.
Shadow Tracker: Enter Space View and watch the moon’s shadow travel across the face of the Earth.
Live Eclipse Updates: Breaking news on the eclipse from all over the internet.
Eclipse Viewing Guide: A comprehensive viewing and safety guide to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.
Eclipse Live Stream: On eclipse day, watch a live stream of the eclipse as it happens.
The app is available for iOS and Android. For iOS download here on the Apple App Store. The Android app is available download on the Google Play Store here.
They also are hosting a free giveaway contest with a chance to win a Celestron solar telescope, two solar binoculars, five eclipse observing kits, and 30 copies of SkySafari 5.
The is no purchase necessary to enter. Simply fill out the form located here to enter. The Celestron telescope, binocular, and solar observing kit winners will be announced on August 11, 2017. Thirty names will be drawn at random on August 22, 2017 for SkySafari 5. Winners will be notified via email.
The Astronomy Technology Today editorial staff would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the availability of our Solar eclipse equipment guide – The Definitive Equipment Guide to the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Our goal with the 40 page publication is to provide an easy-to-consume introduction to the technological options for viewing and imaging the Great Solar Eclipse. We cover the gamut of options available including building your own solar viewer, solar glasses, smart phones, DSLR cameras, using astronomy telescopes, solar telescopes, using binoculars, solar filters (including a DYI filter option), CCD astro cameras, astro video cameras, webcams and much more. You can view the guide on our website here – its free and there is no requirement to sign up to read the guide.