Solar Eclipse Timer

Solar Eclipse Timer

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


Additional Information
  • Current Version: 1.11
  • Updated: June 12, 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! This app is the "Crown Jewel" for solar eclipse observing!

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

NOTE:
ALWAYS USE EYE PROTECTION DURING THE PARTIAL PHASES OF A SOLAR ECLIPSE! NOT DOING SO CAN CAUSE BLINDNESS!

We are NOT liable for misuse of the app causing inaccurate timing.

We are NOT liable for the lack of eye safety precautions during your observation of a solar eclipse. The "glasses off" and "glasses on" warnings are in the appropriate position for a properly timed eclipse. You are responsible for setting up the app and understanding the timing.

Reviews


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  • 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

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    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
    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

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    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

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    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
    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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    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

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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
    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
    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
    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

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    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
    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

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    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
    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
    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
    Jay Calhoun Published date: June 13, 2017

    Buy this now. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Zachary Coin Published date: June 12, 2017

    Downloaded this app after seeing it on smarter every day, and realizing I live in the totality band. According to the app I apparently have a 38 second total eclipse at my house. The app appears well designed, and easy to interface with. Later I will be reading through the extensive help file to see what else I can garner from this app. 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

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Marcus Cooley Published date: June 11, 2017

    I'm here from Smarter Every Day and I am LOVING science right now. Stoked to live 30 miles from the center of the path of totality. Skipping work and inviting SO many friends to do the same. Thanks Gordon, this app is baller. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Published date: June 12, 2017

    Just found out about app from Smarter Every Day. Really cool app! Thanks for taking the time to create something so neat!! Full Review

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    Joshua Plata Published date: June 11, 2017

    Found through SmarterEveryDay! Thank you for making this app, and for the informative interview on the channel! I was already excited for this eclipse, but am now even more so after learning more about it! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Kevin Bloodworth Published date: June 12, 2017

    I was planning on using short wave for a time ticker. I think this app will fit that bill just fine. Awesome app!! Thanks Smater everyday for showing this. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Brad Briscoe Published date: June 12, 2017

    This is the best solar eclipse timer I have seen. The cool part is that it looks good too. PS: I found this though Smarter Every Day Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Ramon Arias Published date: June 11, 2017

    Gonna use this for sure. I hope our contributions help this great man putting so much work to have the perfect solar experience. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Jeremy Gillard Published date: June 12, 2017

    Smarter Every Day sent me here. Thanks for your dedication! I'm in TN and hope the weather holds out on the day! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Jose Martinez Published date: June 12, 2017

    I am here from Smarter every day. Thank you for making this app. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Loki InkFreak Published date: June 11, 2017

    Smarter Every day directed me here to help watch the eclipse. I'm hoping that it'll help as we're driving 8.5 hours to get to the center of the band to view this event. Full Review

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    Timothy Peacock Published date: June 10, 2017

    SmarterEveryDay brought me here! Can't wait to see this eclipse!!! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Danial Monson-Bergum Published date: June 12, 2017

    Must have for the event. Can't wait!! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Linda James Published date: June 10, 2017

    Must have for August 21st! Full Review

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    Dana A.K. Published date: June 9, 2017

    Smarter Every Day brought me here. Also on his video u meet the creator of this app, and you can honestly tell how passionate he is. Also love Destin's vibes. This was worth 2£ Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Richard Hearn Published date: June 8, 2017

    Here from Smarter Every Day. I'm very excited to view the Solar Eclipse here in Charleston, SC. Took off work for it and now this app will make sure I get to view every part. Thanks for all your hard work! Full Review

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    Kenneth Johannes Published date: June 9, 2017

    Just want give give a shout out to Smarter Every Day for the awsome content and for sharing with us this great apps...and of corse to the good Dr., without whom we wouldnt have this amazing tool Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Alex Ozzie Published date: June 9, 2017

    Shout out to Destin from Smarter Every Day for recommending this app the excellent info regarding eclipses! Also Dr. Telepun for creating the app! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Rick Sims Published date: June 9, 2017

    Smarter Every Day, great great vlogger, brought me here. This app appears to be fantastic so far in testing. Love it so far. Thanks! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Andrew Miller Published date: June 9, 2017

    Everyone make sure to test this and provide feedback way before eclipse day so they have time to fix things Full Review