Solar Eclipse Timer

Solar Eclipse Timer

Solar Eclipse Timer, the only "talking" timer for the August 21, 2017 eclipse!


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 1.14
  • Updated: July 23, 2017
  • Requires Android: 4.4 and up
  • Installs: 5,000 - 10,000

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Descriptions


Solar Eclipse Timer is your smart phone guide for a total solar eclipse. It's like having your own personal astronomer help you on Eclipse Day! It is extremely simple to use and has unique features that are ONLY found in this app! Just get into the path of the solar eclipse, and then with just 2 taps on your device, the app is ready to "talk" you through the eclipse

I have observed 3 previous total solar eclipses overseas and I am doing public out reach for the 2017 US total solar eclipse. This is the original and only "talking timer" for solar eclipses. The first version of this program was developed by me in 2002. Being based on my personal experience with eclipse observing and photography, I know exactly what is helpful when observing a total solar eclipse.

Created for first-time eclipse observers as well as veteran eclipse chasers, it is released in time to prepare everyone for the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for many people and Solar Eclipse Timer is an inexpensive tool to ensure that you don't miss a second of this wonderful event!

GPS location functions automatically find your location, then the app calculates your contact times and max eclipse. With one tap it loads the 4 eclipse contact times into the timers. This function does not require an internet connection, the formula is located in the app itself!

These are all the unique features in this app:
Voice countdowns guide you precisely to the contact times. Announcements are made at the proper times to tell you to observe for interesting things during the partial phases, such as the temperature drop, lighting changes, animal behavior and shadow bands. The app also tells you when it is safe to take your solar glasses off and then when you must put them back on. To practice your plan for photography, the app has a demo session that plays a totality movie synchronized with the timers. The app includes a unique calculator that lists the times you use to take a sequence of partial phase images that creates a beautiful sequence of the phases just like the professional photographers! Although not specifically a mapping program, included are internet hyperlinks to interactive maps of the eclipse path to help guide you to totality.
The app includes an extensive help file detailing the use of all of its unique features. The help file also includes eclipse day checklists and educational information about the partial phase phenomena.

Download the app, get yourself into the path of totality, tap a few buttons and sit back and let Solar Eclipse Timer "talk" you through this spectacular celestial event! It's an experience you will never forget!

No App Ads. No In-App Purchases. You Get It All!

Automatic "Wake From Screen Lock" Notifications For Eclipse Events
Automatic GPS Geo-location
Automatic Contact Time Calculation
Automatic Totality Duration Countdown Timer
Automatic Contact Time Loading Into The Timers
Automatic Conversion To Your Local Time Zone (from UTC)
Partial Phase Phenomena Observation Reminders
Precise Countdowns To The Contact Times
Max Eclipse Alert
Horizon Observation Reminder
Announcements For Solar Glasses Off And Solar Glasses On
Compressed Eclipse Demo Program For Device Testing
Totality Photography Practice Demo Program With Totality Video
Partial Phase Image Sequence Calculator
Path Of Totality Hyperlinks
Eclipse Data File Saving Ability
Extensive Help File

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. You are responsible the timing. Glasses should be ON if it's bright!

Reviews


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  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Warren Terrall Published date: July 24, 2017

    This app is really cool! Going to use it in August. The only thing is that in order to see times in your timezone, you have to be in path of totality. Otherwise it just gives you UTC. I'd like to be able to tell people when the eclipse is for them, even if they're not going to travel to the path of totality. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Ben Hoover Published date: July 24, 2017

    This app is going to help me so much. I have always wanted to see a total solar eclipse and I will take all the help I can get to see it. I heard about this app from thr YouTube channel, Smarter Every Day. Thanks to Destin for showing me this and Thanks to you Doctor for developing this app. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Published date: July 24, 2017

    I had a few questions about the app and the eclipse, the developer was able to respond within a reasonable time frame, this app is amazing, and i cant wait to enjoy and experience the solar eclipse in my own hometown! Thank you again! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Ellie Bowers Published date: July 25, 2017

    I can't wait to use this app in August 2017,I saw the interview video, amazing work creating this app, thank you. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Linda Aguilar Published date: July 25, 2017

    Plus I live close to bothNashville and the ultimate Ky!!!! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Mike Mah Published date: July 1, 2017

    Very useful for novice or veteran alike. In the past, I have recorded my own voice timings for eclipses or relied on team leader, but this makes things so much easier. Thanks for a great utility! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    James Ellis Published date: July 5, 2017

    The app is great and very useful. Eclipse phenomena pass by very quickly, and it's great to have a timer app that will not only calculate times based on GPS location, but will talk to you so you don't have to take your eyes off the eclipse to look at the phone. The devs know what is needed in such an app and they gave it to us. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Rick Rakoczy Published date: July 21, 2017

    Definitely nerd developed, fortunately I speak nerd. Be patient with it and you will be rewarded with a great eclipse experience. If you need something more basic get some approved glasses, the eclipse time and location, a watch, a go see it. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Mark Coy Published date: July 16, 2017

    I am not much into apps but I wanted the full experience of the eclipse. The app was super easy to set up even for a rookie like me. Thanks for thinking about others when you made this app. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Varun Dev Jamwal Published date: July 2, 2017

    Hello..greetings from INDIA..bought this app just now after seeing abt it on SmarterEveryDay Yt Channle...as this time we won't be observing eclipse..I hope we it would be updated as other solar eclipses happen round the world and not just US centric... Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Chris Brush Published date: July 17, 2017

    Fantastic app! Saw this on Smarter Every Day and wanted to support your hard work. I also purchased it in anticipation of the 2024 eclipse that I am in the direct path of. Very excited, thank you again! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Published date: July 20, 2017

    Had a little problem with the app at first, but the developer response to my problem was very fast. Great app. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Jeffery Szalaj Published date: June 26, 2017

    Love the idea it talks to you so you can look at the event and not your phone. Also it has a demo of what to expect on the big day. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Christopher Colwell Published date: July 14, 2017

    I'm so glad to have found this. I'll be heading to Rexburg, ID which is where I used to live (so I stay free with friends!) This app will be so useful! I've already played with it here in Texas and it's awesome! Works flawlessly. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Marlon Davis Published date: July 18, 2017

    Thanks looks great. Will definitely be using next month Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Ericka Ledbetter Published date: July 10, 2017

    Just downloaded after watching a GreaterEveryDay video on Facebook. I am an eclipse novice, but am very excited to use this app, especially after finding my home is in the path of totality! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Jason Tira Published date: July 10, 2017

    Very very excited. Going to play around with my local area, Central nebraska, and find a great spot! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Christel Boyd Published date: July 23, 2017

    Thanks to Smarter Every Day for the recommendation! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Gerrick Teague Published date: July 6, 2017

    Excited about this app! The contact points that are calculated based on my position are in UT, even though I've set it to local time. (-5:00) I've also ensured that the phones settings are to local. A bug, or user error? Galaxy S5. -Update: Thanks for prompt clarification!! Keep up the great work! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Bill Beal Published date: June 16, 2017

    Hello from Seattle...a feature at Popular Mechanics brought me here and I'm very glad it did. Having spent only a short time with the app thus far, including reading through only a portion of the Help file, it's already obvious how much care went into its development. I love the attention to detail and thorough presentation! And the app is very reasonably priced. I can't wait to get to know the app's capabilities and put them to good use when I'm viewing the total solar eclipse from southeastern Nebraska on August 21st! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Eric MacArt Published date: June 13, 2017

    Came here because of Destin on Smarter Every Day! I'm excited to use this app to make sure I get the most out of the Eclipse in August. Will be travelling from Southern Utah to Idaho/Wyoming border for Eclipse! Thanks again for creating this so we may get the most out of this once in a lifetime event! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Brooke Heaton Published date: June 16, 2017

    I came here because of Destin as well. Love it! I cant wait to use it on the day of! I have one question, it won't show me my totality time. Destins said 6 seconds. Mine doesn't show the seconds. I'm in Rexburg ID and right close to the center. But I'll be viewing it in Victor ID. Am I doing something wrong? Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Jessica Dougherty Published date: June 22, 2017

    I really like the app... but months before the eclips it is "talking" to me about the eclips happening right now.... and I can not figure out how to turn it off till August. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    drive2077 Published date: June 13, 2017

    Hope I can get out of work long enough to use the app and see the eclipse. Will be in Jackson Wy. Wish I could get a shot with the Tetons in it. By the way props to smarter every day for the link. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Josh Bourn Published date: June 16, 2017

    Another here from Destin and Smarter Every Day! This app is fantastic! I'm glad it sets to local time and can be programmed by coordinates. Now I can plan even more ahead! Can't wait to try out the voice commands. Driving 8.5 hours to middle-of-nowhere Nebraska, but I told myself I'd see this at least ONCE in my life. Here's hoping for good weather so we don't have to scramble to backup-locations! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Judd Aeschbacher Published date: June 19, 2017

    This app is not what I was expecting. The data won't load half the time probably because it doesn't find a specific address in the area I'm planning on watching the eclipse. No map integration. The app keeps going off (sound alert) when data is finally loaded. Only way to shut it off is to clear data through Android settings. First app I actually paid money for and probably last. Needs a lot of work before I change my rating Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Hugo Lannes Gonçalves Published date: June 20, 2017

    Greetings from Chicago. Here because of Destin and Smarter Every Day. Your app, your knowledge and dedication to this subject really inspired me to go chasing this totality. (and also maybe 2024's, who knows!) Thank you, Gordon! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Dennis Gallaher Published date: June 13, 2017

    Heard about this from smarter every day. I've been excited for this eclipse since the early 90s and am glad to have assistance in knowing what will be happening and when. Thank you! Full Review

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    clnease Dot Dot Dot Published date: June 15, 2017

    A bit peeved that it says $1.99 but changes to $2.12 when we check out. Not quibbling over a few cents, but feels dishonest. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Bart Gardner Published date: June 12, 2017

    Can't wait to have this along with me here in the Idaho Falls Idaho area. Lucky to live this close and be able to be in the band. Great app Doc. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Published date: June 18, 2017

    It would be cool if you had another option to buy the app and get a pair of solar glasses sent to your house. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Rebecca Zima Published date: June 13, 2017

    Here because of Smarter Every Day...so excited about being in the line of the eclipse! Greenville, SC USA! Woohoo! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Brandon Heyz Published date: June 15, 2017

    Destin brought me here! Thank you so much for developing such a useful app. Round of applause! 5 Stars Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Seth Stenzel Published date: June 13, 2017

    Great app, here because of Smarter Every Day, thx for keeping the price reasonable! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Brad Schaefer Published date: June 14, 2017

    This is simply amazing, and exactly what I was hoping to find. Love it! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    John Carson Published date: June 15, 2017

    Destin@SED said this is the app to have, so this is the app I bought. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Steven Littrell Published date: June 13, 2017

    Here from smarter every day, thanks! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Justin Kuntz Published date: June 14, 2017

    Brilliant idea for the speaking app! Thanks Destin for the recommendation. Works great! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Jay Calhoun Published date: June 13, 2017

    Buy this now. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Kyle Kesner Published date: June 12, 2017

    Thanks so much for creating this app. Came over from Smarter Every Day to check it out. Me and my wife are going to make a vacation out of it coming from West Virginia to Tennessee to see the eclipse. Keep on doing what you do to make science fun for everyone! Full Review