The good people at Space.com are working hard to keep their readers informed about the Aug. 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. We at App User Magazine want to help! They’ve partnered with Simulation Curriculum — the creators of the amazing astronomy and skywatching mobile app SkySafari — to create a new total solar eclipse mobile app called Eclipse Safari.
The Aug. 21 total solar eclipse will cross the continental U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina; a partial eclipse will be visible from most of North America. Wherever you are, Eclipse Safari can help you make the most of this skywatching opportunity by letting you know exactly when the eclipse will start in your location, how long it will last and when it will end.
Eclipse Safari also provides users with general eclipse information and viewing-safety guidelines from Space.com. But what really sets the app apart is that it regularly updates with a list of eclipse articles from Space.com and from around the web. The free app is available for Apple and Android, and you can view it on the web.
“Eclipse Safari offers a really good combination of great content, timely news articles and an interactive map that allows you to find the best location near you to view the eclipse for the best experience,” Pedro Braganca, director of education and content for Simulation Curriculum, told Space.com. “The primary focus of the app is to keep you up to date with all the latest eclipse news and events. So each time you login, there is always something new to learn about.”