With Solar Eclipse Timer I become your personal solar eclipse astronomer and will talk you through a solar eclipse! This app was the #1 eclipse timing app used during the 2017 USA total solar eclipse. It was used successfully by thousands of people for the 2017 eclipse including well known professional eclipse chasers! I have hundreds of compiled reviews on my solar eclipse timer website.
A major change for Version 2 is that it is not limited to just a single upcoming eclipse! You now have the ability to work with future eclipses due to the feature of in-app purchases of future eclipses. You must buy the eclipse you are interested in for the app to function on eclipse day. When you buy an eclipse, the data for that eclipse becomes available for the app to work with. Then, on eclipse day after you select the proper eclipse from the list, you will be ready to time the eclipse with me helping you, with just "two taps" in the app. All total solar eclipses from 2019 in South America to 2024 in the United States can be purchased individually! So you can practice using the app immediately, the app comes with the 2017 USA eclipse data loaded and available.
Version 2 still has the simple “Two Tap” setup. Here’s what you do when you get into the path of the eclipse you selected; 1. Tap to GPS Geolocate. 2. Tap to Load the Contact Times! That’s it; you’re ready to enjoy the eclipse. The app does the contact time calculations internally. It does not require cell service or an internet connection to time the eclipse.
When you use Solar Eclipse Timer, it is one part of my three-part program of eclipse education and preparation. This app is integrated with my Solar Eclipse Timer YouTube channel and my Solar Eclipse Timer website.
NEW FOR VERSION 2!
NEW USER INTERFACE - The new Select A Task screen makes using the app easy for everyone! There are new information dialogue boxes that help guide you through the steps of using the app. This app is designed to be used by first-time eclipse observers as well as veteran eclipse chasers.
IN-APP PURCHASING OF UPCOMING ECLIPSES - Buy data sets for future eclipses so you can plan ahead.
PARTIAL ECLIPSE TIMING MODE - You can time any eclipse as a partial eclipse if you are not getting into the path of totality.
APP TUTORIAL VIDEO - There is a built-in app tutorial that will explain everything you need to know in 9 minutes.
DEVICE SOUND CHECK TESTS - Make sure your audio and notification settings are correctly enabled in your device.
NEW ECLIPSE PRACTICE VIDEO - The practice video has been changed and improved. This is a unique training feature.
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS - Announcements have been added, improved and the timing adjusted. Now has reminders for working with camera solar filters.
REVISED HELP FILE – The Help File has been re-written, is comprehensive and includes external hyperlinks to my YouTube channel videos about eclipse subjects. There is over 3 hours of custom eclipse video content including some of my original research.
LOAD SAVED ECLIPSE DATA - Saved eclipse data coordinates can now be loaded from the file.
This App Is Ad Free!
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!
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.
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 using the Adjust buttons to enter corrected times. Glasses should be ON if it's bright!