Total Solar Eclipse 4+


Designed for iPad

    • 3.8 • 28 Ratings
    • Free



Introducing Solar Eclipse - Your Ultimate Eclipse Guide!

Solar Eclipse is an innovative app developed by the renowned Exploratorium, in partnership with NASA. Experience the upcoming eclipses like never before with this app designed for eclipse enthusiasts and curious minds alike. Whether you’ll be inside or outside the eclipse path, enhance your eclipse watching experience with live close-up views of the solar surface from our advanced telescopes.

Key Features:
1. Interactive Eclipse Map: Be the first to know the exact circumstances of upcoming solar eclipses in 2023 and 2024 tailored specifically to your location. The app provides real-time data, including the length of the total eclipse, the path of totality, and the times of the partial phase for each eclipse.
2. Live Streams and Educational Programs: Immerse yourself in the captivating live streams from high-powered telescopes placed in strategic locations, providing unparalleled views of the eclipses. The app offers a live educational program in English and Spanish, hosted by expert astronomers positioned inside the eclipse path, offering fascinating insights into the celestial event.
3. Solar Close-Up Views: On eclipse day, you’ll have access to breathtaking views of the sun from our advanced telescopes. Marvel at the intricate details of the solar surface, from magnificent flares to captivating prominences, all at your fingertips.
4. Comprehensive Video Library: Delve into the world of eclipses with a wide array of videos covering all the eclipse basics. From understanding the science behind eclipses to learning how to safely view them, Eclipse Explorer provides educational content that caters to all levels of interest.
5. Eclipse Safety: Your well-being is of paramount importance. The app offers detailed guidelines on how to protect your eyes while observing the eclipse, ensuring you can witness this awe-inspiring phenomenon safely.
6. Set Reminders: Never miss an eclipse again! Activate notifications to receive timely reminders as the eclipse draws near, allowing you to plan your viewing experience in advance.
7. The Exploratorium Connection: As the proud creators of this app, the Exploratorium brings its extensive experience in studying eclipses for over two decades. With their expertise and affiliation with NASA, you can trust that Eclipse Explorer delivers accurate and reliable information.

Get ready to experience the eclipse in a new way with Solar Eclipse- an app that unites science, art, and human perception. Download it now to start learning and be prepared to witness the wonders of an eclipse like never before: from the palm of your hand!

What’s New

Version 2.2.0

Get ready for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse - We updated the Interactive Eclipse Map to show you the path of totality and coverage details for your location.
We also fixed some bugs and made some behind-the-scenes enhancements in order to ensure a more enjoyable experience for our users.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Circadies ,


Like, in fine print, one of the last features of this app is "live sonofication on the eclipse by the Kronos String Quartet."

This is the app for me! Especially because chances are strong that I'll be inside since I nanny an infant. And I also don't have eclipse viewing glasses.

But to listen to the Kronos String Quartet play along to nuclear fusion occurring in the sun as the eclipse happens?! Too exciting! The coolest part of this app being undermarketed is a shame.

Napstalker ,

More Explo greatness.

I have had so much fun with this app already. Loads of entertaining and useful information. So easy to use and navigate (I'm a stickler for user experience).

Kudos to the whole Exploratorium team for their great work!

powerbooks ,

Waste time: just self-promoting ad, nothing new nor special!

There are already couple apps dealing with this 2017 solar eclipse. This new app offers nothing more than a simulation video and bunch of advertisers for certain live telecasts during this event. It does not help you to figure out your local viewing condition, position, or time, etc. Nor does it offer any safety tips or useful tools on how to observe this event. The app presentation is also poor with limited usefulness in the front page. I will pass this and delete it.

App Privacy

The developer, Exploratorium, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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