Eclipse Safari is your comprehensive 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 award-winning SkySafari 5 astronomy app in collaboration with Space.com, the premier source of eclipse and space news.
Here is what you can do with Eclipse Safari:
Countdown Timer: Count down 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 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. We have you covered with everything you need to know in order to get the best eclipse experience.
Eclipse Live Stream: On eclipse day, watch a live stream of the eclipse as it happens.
Weather Forecast: 2-day forecast for any location in the U.S.
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Ratings and Reviews
Clunky app, map function nearly useless
While the concept is great, the interactive map is trash.
The location search function might find the location, but does not drop a pin, which is the whole point with how this map works. If my current location is 100 miles away from the path of totality and I want to check if a specific address is located within the path, I can't.
The map is too small within the app. It covers less than 1/3 of the screen and still requires pinching and finger scrolling to move around. Oops, I dropped a pin 1000 miles away from where I'm planning to be.
The tiny map lacks details such as road names.
I can't even speak to the quality of the rest of the app since the interactive map is so awful, but it looks like it's just a copy of a (not great looking) website.
Developer Response ,
Hi Oppressed Bia, Thank you for the review. We've added the option to expand the map. User feedback is invaluable in making our apps better. You can tap anywhere on the eclipse path map to drop a location pin. After you search for a specific location (city), you can tap to drop a pin and set your new location. You can zoom in to road level and see road names but please note that because of the finite resolution of the eclipse path data, the pin might be dropped a few hundred feet away (all the maps available do this). Eclipse details will not be affected. We also invite you to join our Eclipse Safari community forums. Please post any new queries or further app feedback into a NEW post in the community forums here: www.AstronomySupport.com >>> Community Forums >>> Eclipse Safari | Interactive 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Guide (forum). Developers will reply there where the community can also help and/or learn from our experience. Thanks again, your feedback will be submitted to our development team.
Excellent Eclipse App
This is an excellent eclipse app. You can drop pins on a location and see the total eclipse duration, when the eclipse starts, the start of totality, maximum eclipse, the end of totality and the end of the eclipse. A nice addition would be a button to get you the current weather for where you put your pin or a button to get a weather forecast for where you put your pin. The simulations of the eclipse from where you dropped your pin are nice. It would be good if the simulation could be saved or watched as a movie. This app will help me set up my intervalometer to take pictures of the eclipse. Let’s hope we have clear skies.
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for the great review! Weather features are going in today!
You will probably also love our very full-featured SkySafari 5 astronomy app: http://www.SkySafariAstronomy.com.
For more feature suggestions, please feel free to join our Community Forums at the following URL to share experiences, request features and interact with our developers/product experts:
Great and useful app
I'm very impressed with this app. The interactive map lets you figure out where the best spot to observe the eclipse is. Even if you can't make it into the region of totality, it will show you what the eclipse will look like from your location.
Lots of general information about the eclipse. Highly recommended.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the outstanding review!
Please feel free to join our Community Forums at the following URL to share experiences, request features and interact with our developers/product experts:
You will probably also love our very full-featured SkySafari 5 astronomy app: http://www.SkySafariAstronomy.com
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.