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Solar Eclipse Timer

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Last Update
Jan 01, 2020
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292

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⭐4.2

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The Solar Eclipse Timer app was developed by me, an expert eclipse chaser, to help people get the most enjoyment out of observing and photographing a total solar eclipse.<br><br>#1 ECLIPSE TIMING APP<br>It was the #1 eclipse timing app used during the 2017 total solar eclipse that crossed the United States. It was then used successfully in Chile and Argentina during the 2019 solar eclipse.<br><br>It was featured in Sky and Telescope Magazine in 2002, 2003 and 2017. Fred Espenak, Mr. Eclipse, used the app in 2017 and he recommended it on his blog. It’s been used by Destin Sandlin of the YouTube channel Smarter Every Day for his two eclipses, 2017 and 2019, and he recommends the app. From Space.com, Elizabeth Howell, gave it a positive review. Over 630 positive comments were posted after the 2017 eclipse.<br>The unique feature of the app is that it will automatically calculate your exact contact times when you are at your final observing position. Then, I become your personal eclipse astronomer, because though the app I will talk you through the eclipse!It is so easy to use! Basically a “Two Tap Setup”. Get into the path; 1 Tap to Geolocate. 2. Tap to Load the Contact Times. That’s it! You are now timing the eclipse!<br><br>FREE DOWNLOAD<br><br>The app is a FREE download to try it out. It then has in-app purchases to BUY the eclipse data set that you want to time. It is ready for 2020, 2021, 2023 and 2024.<br><br>The FREE download allows you to play with the app, see its features and realize its benefits for you on Eclipse Day. Watch a built-in app tutorial that explains all of the functions of the app.<br><br>WORKS IN REMOTE LOCATIONS<br>Solar Eclipse Timer will work anywhere. The app does its calculations internally. It does not require cell service or an internet connection to work. It only requires a GPS signal, or manually entering GPS coordinates for the calculations to occur.<br><br>OTHER BENEFITS AND FEATURESEclipse Education - When you use Solar Eclipse Timer, it is one part of my three-part program of eclipse education and preparation. This app is coordinated with my Solar Eclipse Timer YouTube channel and my Solar Eclipse Timer website. There is no other place in the world to get such a comprehensive eclipse preparation package! It’s like having me as your person solar eclipse coach.<br><br>Partial Eclipse Timing Mode - It can also time the eclipse as a partial eclipse if you are not in the path of totality. It displays your maximum percent coverage and then continuously displays the progress of the eclipse. The announcements are altered to be appropriate for your maximum eclipse percentage.<br><br>Extensive Help File – The Help File is a comprehensive guide not only to using the app but to learning about eclipses. Within the help file text are external hyperlinks to my YouTube channel videos about eclipse subjects. There are over 3 hours of custom eclipse video content including some of my original research on my YouTube channel.<br><br>This App Is Ad Free!<br><br>ALWAYS USE EYE PROTECTION DURING THE PARTIAL PHASES OF A SOLAR ECLIPSE! OR EVEN WHEN IT IS BRIGHT! NOT DOING SO CAN CAUSE EYE DAMAGE!<br><br>We are NOT liable for misuse of the app causing inaccurate timing or the lack of eye safety precautions during the observation of a solar eclipse.<br><br>The "glasses off" and "glasses on" statements are a guide based on the calculated contact times. The timing can be affected by your phone's clock and the shape of the shadow due to the edge of the lunar limb. Lunar limb adjustment times for every point on the path are available on the internet. You are responsible for the timing so use the Adjust buttons as necessary. Glasses should be ON if it's bright!

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Colb20130210
Aug 22, 2017

Saw this on SmarterEveryDay, and used it for the 2017 eclipse in Oregon. Well done. But the voice never came on. I saw ticker tape messages, which were great, but despite following all instructions on my iPhone SE (mute off, volume up, all notifications enabled, this app only one running after restarting it) I got no voice prompts. The only thing I did that might (but shouldn't) have caused an issue was switching to camera and back to this app. The word "Stop" does not look like a button, rather just plain title text, so it took me a long time to figure out I could tap it. The main screen has to scroll (not obvious) so the critical Check Position button (which DOES look like a button unlike the Stop "button") is hidden off the bottom of the screen, so you just stair at the main screen wondering what to do with a dead timer app. The "Check Position" button leads to another counterintuitive screen where you "Get My Location" (that sounds different than "check location") and "Calculate Contact Tines"). Why do I have to press these manually? Can't the contact times update automatically? It feels clunky, like Excel with auto calculate turned off. Further, I have to "Load Contact Times". Load from a disk drive? How about "apply" or "use"? The terminology on the page is a bit confusing. I love the developer's engagement and contribution to science. I look forward to improvements, and of course 2024.

RGP002
Sep 02, 2017

Like many others, I saw the app and Dr Telepun with Destin on SED, and downloaded immediately. I didn't do a ton of advance work, but did familiarize myself with the functionality for thirty minutes and a few practice runs, and corrected the times for lunar limb profile at my location. I don't know how difficult that would be to integrate into the app, but allowing the calculation to occur as an option within the app would be nice -- although there are websites that do most of the heavy lifting on the calculation now anyway. On the day of the eclipse, I used a Bluetooth earbud to hear the vocal cues, and kept my eyes in the sky (and my kids). Great app, very accurate with the times once corrected -- which was very easy to do. Helpful verbal reminders, too. I found the app very easy to use, and sufficiently comprehensive if a bit utilitarian. But as an engineer, utilitarian is as much a complement as comprehensive is. You might not confuse the GUI for a pretty Apple produced piece of software, but it's every bit as functional as one. I was in Chile earlier this year -- and having an app like this at least makes me think about wanting to go back for the eclipse in 2019. Good work to the developer and team. Apps like this are the fantastic part about the smartphone world we live in.

Gradyap
Aug 22, 2017

I got this app after watching Smarter Every Day. I am so glad I did! After locking in my GPS coordinates, it took care of all of the alerts for me as well as the 20 or so people standing nearby as we were watching the eclipse. A couple of notes for the developer: 1) the timing seemed to be slow by about 2-3 seconds. Meaning that totality through my glasses seemed to begin about 2-3 seconds before the app announced it. I know my coordinates were good but I am also fully aware that the clock on my phone could have been off or that my own perception could have been off. In any case, I'd rather leave my glasses on for a couple of extra seconds than take them off and burn my eyes! 2) Man, it took me a while to figure out how to use the app. I saw the extensive read me file but it took a second watching of the Smarter Every Day video to figure out the "dummy" 2 step process. Maybe for 2024 the app could come with a quick how-to video. That explains the features and use. All in all a fantastic app that completely transformed my viewing experience and kept me informed about what was going on without requiring me to ever look away from the action! Well done, developer!

Scott Willard
Aug 22, 2017

Installed based on suggestion by SmarterEveryDay, loved it, and got 2-5 other people to install it on eclipse day! Worked very well, the group of 15 or so people sharing my solar projector laughed and appreciated the voice warnings (I had the volume way up). And it was very accurate. As others mentioned, it was fairly easy to accidentally stop the verbal updates - I think it should be pretty easy to generate a testing script (for a computer tester, or a human tester) that simulates the use you might expect (timer app running in background while camera or text apps are being used) and work out the bugs so that the verbals are forced no matter what else is going on, but without stopping the other stuff (I'm thinking about programmatically timed multi- shots - those two things running side by side on the same phone would be ideal). If you publish the script and allow users to set up a dummy eclipse of their own (I think you have the demo already), the users can test apps and conflicts you won't be able to (given non-infinite time), and report back as to success/issues. Just a thought. Can't wait for the 2018 and 2024 calcs! Thank you!

aliaskate
Aug 26, 2017

I flew to Jackson Wyoming so that I could view the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse from within the path of totality. This app performed perfectly. It provided all the information I needed while never distracting from the awesome experience of viewing the total eclipse of the sun. The app prompted me to look for shadow banding at the beginning and end of totality, which was amazing. The app prompted me to remove my eclipse glasses and gaze upon the coronal ring for two minutes and 18 seconds during totality, after which it prompted me with the command "glasses on, glasses on, glasses on". This app is comprehensive, easy to use, and it allowed me to enjoy the eclipse in a way I could not have done without it. Thank you for creating this perfect app, and contributing to the success of a once in a lifetime event.

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About Solar Eclipse Timer

Developed by Foxwood Astronomy, LLC..

Solar Eclipse Timer is ranking in   Photo & Video & Navigation

Last update was at Jan 01, 2020and the current version is 3.0.

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Solar Eclipse Timer have a 292a user reviews.

Solar Eclipse Timer was released in the App Store. It is developed by Foxwood Astronomy, LLC., who have also released the following apps.

Solar Eclipse Timer has 292 user reviews.​

Solar Eclipse Timer has an average rating of 4.2. ​The latest version of Solar Eclipse Timer 3.0​ ​​was ​released on Jan 01, 2020​.

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