A total solar eclipse is among the most awe-inspiring events in nature, but few people have had had the opportunity to experience one. The FREE app, Totality by Big Kid Science, aims to help change that by helping you learn about eclipses and find your way to upcoming eclipses around the world, including the 2023 annular and 2024 total eclipses that will pass across the U.S. Totality's awesome features include:
- An interactive map that shows exactly what you’ll see at any location in the world for upcoming annular and total solar eclipses, as well as a review of recent past eclipses. (Maps based on eclipse code graciously provided by Xavier Jubier.)
- Using your phone's GPS, the app will tell you what you'll see for these eclipses at your current location, as well as showing you the nearest locations where you can witness annularity or TOTALITY.
- The app offers navigation tools to help you find your best route to the path of Totality.
- The Learn screen offers options that will help you learn how to view an eclipse safely, help you understand the science behind eclipses, and much more. It even includes a set of classroom activities.
- The Shop screen offers fantastic books about space and science (including a children’s book designed to accompany the app), eclipse glasses for safe viewing (which you can use to look at the Sun at any time, not just during an eclipse), and links to some of our favorite space education non-profits.
And it's all absolutely free, including no ads, brought to you as a public service by Big Kid Science.
Totality by Big Kid Science is now available in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.