Explore the Sun’s features and see current solar images courtesy of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. You can also get a preview of what you’ll see in a total solar eclipse.

This educational app about our Sun has three pieces:
• Filters: explore the Sun in different wavelengths. This includes a challenge mode where you’re asked to find various features on the Sun (sunspots, active regions, magnetic field structures, etc.)

• Eclipse: make your own eclipse by dragging the moon in front of the Sun, and discover eclipse features like the “diamond ring” and the Sun’s corona. This also has a challenge mode where you’re asked to not only find various features, but identify the point in an eclipse when they appear.

• Today’s Sun: interactively explore and compare real time images from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory in several different wavelengths.

What’s New

Version 1.5

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Ratings and Reviews

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App Privacy

The developer, Space Science Institute, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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