Solar Eclipse Timer

Solar Eclipse Timer

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


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 1.16
  • Updated: August 16, 2017
  • Requires Android: 4.4 and up
  • Installs: 10,000 - 50,000

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Descriptions


ONLY Useful If You Are Going To The PATH Of TOTALITY! 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 simple to use and has many unique features! Just get into the path of totality for the solar eclipse, and then with just 2 taps on your device, the app is ready to "talk" you through the eclipse. (Note: It's NOT useful in an area with only a partial eclipse. It's for people getting to the path of totality)

I have observed 3 previous total solar eclipses overseas and I am doing public out reach for the 2017 US total solar eclipse. 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 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 as well as 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
    Ryan Wheeler Published date: August 18, 2017

    If you're going to be in totality, this is what you want. You will have the times for various phases of the eclipse, and audible cues to keep you on track in the mesmerizing time that it will be. If you're debating if it's worth spending $1.99 on this, ask yourself - if I miss the shadow bands, or mistime something, or lose out on dark vision because I looked at a bright screen to check the time, would I spend $2 to get that experience back? This app is made with focus, attention to detail, and the desire to help you fully experience this event. You. Want. This. App. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Cameron Hjeltness Published date: August 18, 2017

    Can't wait to use this app. I'll be taking care of my 2 year old son at the time, so anything to help keep track of events is going to be well worth it, and the audio cues sold me on this for that reason. (Smarter Every Day brought me here. Thanks Destin!!) Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Christopher Whitlock Published date: August 16, 2017

    AMAZING APP!!! I will be traveling to the path of totality and I am so excited to use this app. It is obviously very well made, and I highly recommend it for the upcoming eclipse. It will prove to be an invaluable too as it takes the guess work out of the timing. I love it. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Erin Liberatore Published date: August 18, 2017

    I plan on being in the path of totality and this app looks like it will help me to enjoy the sky instead of staring at my watch during the event. I am very excited about this product, and the price is very reasonable. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Erica Chu Published date: August 18, 2017

    I'm looking forward to using this! Visually, it's not designed very intuitively. But for what this does, it seems to have more than enough to warrant the 2 bucks. Am really appreciate of the practice run through and tips on getting ready. And I'm sure the talking timer itself will enhance my experience a great deal. Thank you for putting this together! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Jalal Alwahibi Published date: August 19, 2017

    What a great app. I got here from (smarter every day). I like the app, but I couldn't get it to switch to local time. C1 and c4 are in UTC. I'm in eastern time UTC-4. Please help. Thank you! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Matthew Whitt Published date: August 17, 2017

    Amazing app! I'm teaching my high school's first Astronomy class in a decade, and I couldn't be more excited for my students to be able to see this ecipse only days into the school year! This timing app is going to be an invaluable tool for the event -- thank you so much for making this app and sharing your experience to enhance our own! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Beth Sparks Published date: August 17, 2017

    I saw this app demonstration today on a YouTube video, and I was so impressed that I couldn't wait to get home and download it. This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for your skills, expertise, knowledge and for sharing this with all of us! Enjoy this amazing once in a lifetime event everyone! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Eric Frederich Published date: August 17, 2017

    Was hoping to use this to compare locations. Cannot easily go from a Google maps location to this app. And this app doesn't have a map select, just latitude and longitude. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Matt Cournoyer Published date: August 18, 2017

    I purchased after seeing the app a few times on Smarter Every Day (awesome youtube channel). I won't be in the path of totality, so I knew I wouldn't have C2 and C3 times, but I'm surprised to learn that it seems to show me the C1 and C4 times on the "My Location" page, but won't load them up to show on the front page of the app! I would have also expected "Max Eclipse" to populate. This feels like a huge missed opportunity in terms of functionality and even from a sales perspective in terms of number of potential users. I'm really disappointed and annoyed that I spent $2. **Addendum: I just saw the last sentence of the description on the google play store that this app is not useful without being in the path of totality. It's on me that I missed that. Other than that, based on the features of this app, and the demos of it that I've seen, it looks pretty awesome. ** Second Addendum: I found my local C1 and C4 times online and just used the Adjust buttons on the app to plug them in myself. Too bad the Max Eclipse entry doesn't have an Adjust button too. Instead I just fudged it by setting C2 and C3 as the time when my area will experience maximum coverage. Good enough. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Angela Mullaney Published date: August 18, 2017

    If you want to experience everything the 2017 total solar eclipse had to offer, purchasing this app is a MUST! I am SO excited. I've waited my entire life to see a total solar eclipse. We are driving more than 5 hours to view totality in the mountains of NC. I had no idea, until watching a "Smarter" video on Facebook, that there was so much phenomenon associated with totality. Now I'm even more excited. Thank you for this app! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Michael Wilson Published date: August 17, 2017

    Awesome app! If you're going to see the eclipse, you need this! I had a question and contacted the author. I got a rapid and thoughtful response. Great customer service, great app, great everything. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Blaine Harris Published date: August 18, 2017

    Don't buy if you're only going to be in areas of partial eclipse. It doesn't help you out much outside of the path of totality. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Chadwick Horn Published date: August 19, 2017

    Great app from a fellow Umbraphile. Can't wait to try this bad boy out! Happy 2017 eclipse! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Jessica Liu Published date: August 16, 2017

    Extremely excited. Will be staying up in a cabin in the Smokey mountains. Hopefully it won't be too cloudy. Thank you for creating this app! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Nick Braker Published date: August 17, 2017

    I'm heading to Sweetwater, TN to get one of the longest view times. I'll going to try and record everything. Diamond rings, Shadow Bands, Bailey's Beads, etc... Drop by my booth, I have extra Solar Eclipse glasses. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Ashley Howell Published date: August 19, 2017

    This is the app you want if you are in the path of totality. It tells you exactly when each stage of the eclipse happens and gives you clear audio cue for each part. Clearly a labor of love and I would highly recommend it! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Soo Goh Published date: August 18, 2017

    I'm looking forward to using this app What a great concept. I will be at a path of totality, at the NC mountains where there may be no cell reception. Will this app be able to preload data? Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Andrew Denson Published date: August 18, 2017

    I'm confused, can I still use this for timing even if I'm not in the path of totality? Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    william warden Published date: August 20, 2017

    Perfect! Exactly what I needed for the eclipse. Have been practicing with it, very helpful. Thank you so much. Clear skies and a great eclipse to all. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    StuntmanMike Published date: August 18, 2017

    awesome app! Saw this on Smarter Everyday eclipse checklist video. Can't wait to use it Monday. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Welch D Published date: August 18, 2017

    Amazing! Saw this app in Snapchat. Now I'm a big fan of the surgeon! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Luis Duran Published date: August 18, 2017

    This is going to be awesome for the big event. The tutorials are very helpful. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Terri Mead Published date: August 1, 2017

    Love it!! I live in Wyoming, fortunately, for many reasons, have figured out the App, will be in the path of totality on August 21, smartphone, eclipse glasses, and camera in hand ready to listen to my C1, C2, C3, and C4 prompts! I wasn't nearly as excited about the eclipse until I saw the video about your App on Facepaste. Glad I did. Thank you for the time and effort you have devoted to make this happen!! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    diana marie Published date: August 4, 2017

    Not sure if this will work for me, as I am in Hawaii, and we only get a partial eclipse here, but I am hoping to find some use from it. I plan to come to the Mainland in 2024 and possibly Australia in 2023. Will it still work for those? Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Ben Lindstrom Published date: August 14, 2017

    It's a bit frustrating that when I manually enter latitude/longitude coordinates, they don't stick so I can't load the timers with it. Also annoying is not being able to see the timers in a partial eclipse location - between these two "features" of the app in having a hard time testing it out ahead of time. P.S. I saw your post on Cloudy Nights - that's where I read about your app. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Matthew Pendergrass Published date: August 5, 2017

    Great app, easy to use. I saw the smarter every day video and decided to buy and give this app a try. Luckily (already knew this) I live in the middle of the lines and I will have a 2 minute 39 second viewing time, but it's nice to get the contact times so I don't have to figure those out. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Published date: August 4, 2017

    I'm a professional photographer, living in Oregon, right in the middle of the Path of Totality. Although I've been shooting for 50+years, this will be my very first solar eclipse, so I knew I was going to need some help and guidance. This app is really a TEN-STAR APP...and has so much information and is so detailed, that I wonder how Gordon can afford to provide all that high-tech help, at such a reasonable cost! Try it...you will be so impressed...you will tell all your friends to buy and use it too!! Thank you Gordon, for your creativity, and your talents! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Melissa oster Published date: August 8, 2017

    I used the links to the other maps provided in the app to enter my exact location I will be when watching the eclipse. All seems to be working great & says I'm in a good spot. However, once I load times into the main screen it says totality duration is zero. I know this isn't the case since I will be about 1-1.5 miles from the center of the totality line & the other map says total solar duration is 2.39 min Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Shalom Fisher Published date: August 14, 2017

    This is exactly what I was looking and praying for. Thank you so much. I think the voice sounds great. This is just perfect and is very exciting. It brings tears to my eyes. May you be blessed for your hard work on this excellent app. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Published date: August 8, 2017

    Seems to work only if you're in the area for totality. We can see it here, too, just not a complete eclipse. However, I can't access any of the features without at least "4 times." Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Daniel Brunner Published date: August 15, 2017

    I expect this app to be great however, it charges $2.19 instead of $1.99. That's not enough to make it a deal breaker though. Thanks for your work. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Dillon Allen Published date: August 2, 2017

    I've been practicing for my little brother's coords in the path for 8/21. Great app Doc! You've really made your mark! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Helga Kocurek Published date: August 12, 2017

    There is too much audio and the alarm is nasty. I wish I could select which reminders I want instead of having to choose between all or nothing. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Jeffry Johnston Published date: August 1, 2017

    Would be much better if it didn't talk and beep during the total phase of the eclipse, especially since the voice is so stern and joyless and the beep is so annoying. Asked the dev to provide a silent option for totality but he refused. His "reason" was that he'd have to drive to the eclipse path to test any changes. But he's put out two updates since then so he was either lying to me or he hasn't tested the last two changes. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Mmustangg Ggnatsumm Published date: August 2, 2017

    Love this app! Using it, I've found a spot right on the center line here in Wyoming! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    sky fisher Published date: August 8, 2017

    It won't find my coordinates it just keeps saying error Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Jim Goodall Published date: August 9, 2017

    You can tell a lot of thought went into this app. Excellent! Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Jenette Vandiver Published date: August 11, 2017

    So far love this app! I would like to now how to get it off universal time though, please. Full Review

  • Solar Eclipse Timer
    Valerie Goldston Published date: August 9, 2017

    Looks like a great app. Excited for my first eclipse! Full Review