The app shows basic information about eclipses. It shows you eclipse conditions for any location you choose for the chosen Eclipse. It also has articles on eclipses and numerous educational activities. This Eclipse app was developed by Alok Mandavgane for the Public Outreach and Education Committee of the Astronomical Society of India (POEC). It has been adapted for use by the African Astronomical Society (AfAS)
- Content developed by POEC, AfAS and Navnirmiti
- Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA’s GSFC
- Code adapted from Xavier Jubier
Watch solar and lunar eclipses of the past and future! Your complete guide to these astronomical events.
Eclipse Guide is a comprehensive app for observing solar and lunar eclipses. It provides all the information (eclipse timer/time, calculator, calendar, simulator, solar eclipse push notifications, best observer spots) to experience each solar and lunar eclipse.
Advanced features for eclipse explorers:
- Thanks to the audio guide with voice prompts, you won’t miss the desired solar or lunar eclipse. It will accompany your eclipse observation and comment on all stages of the phenomenon.
- Full screen eclipse maps show the visibility of each eclipse and its path. Use them to pick a good location to view the eclipse. Zoom in and out, check the visibility of the eclipse for each location.
- Star spotter simulates the sky at your sighting location. Find out if the eclipse will be visible from the selected location. Quickly identify and view solar and lunar eclipses in the sky with this eclipse calculator.
Advanced features must be purchased separately (via in-app purchase).
Remember: Looking directly at the sun can cause serious eye damage. Never watch a solar eclipse without proper eye protection.
Lunar eclipses occur when the Earth is between the sun and the moon, casting a shadow over the moon’s surface. They can only occur during a full moon and are an interesting target for skywatching.