Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Top 6 Apps for Watching Unforgettable Event. We reported you earlier that the total Solar Eclipse 2017 is to take place on Monday 21st August.

The solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between Earth and the sun. On 21st August 2017 the total solar eclipse will darken skies from Oregon to South Carolina; along extend of land about 70 miles (113 kilometers) wide. People will see the disc of the moon move gradually in front of the sun until it covers it totally, leaving only a burning ring of light around the border.

The total Solar Eclipse 2017 will extend from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina in U.S.

People who descend upon this “path of totality” for the big event are in for an unforgettable experience.

Today we will discuss with you some of the apps that permit you to get ready and follow the 21st August solar eclipse.


Exploratorium let you enjoy the big event of total Solar Eclipse as it will feature the live streaming of the event. Telescopes will be aimed at the eclipse from locations in Oregon and Wyoming.

By installing the Exploratorium app for free at Google Play Store and App Store you can enjoy the five simultaneous video streams including live coverage hosted by Exploratorium educators and NASA scientists. You can also watch the 3-hour live telescope view of the full eclipse as seen from Oregon.

Eclipse Megamovie

Eclipse Megamovie app is available for free download at Google Play Store and App Store, lets you watch the images of the total solar eclipse collect from over 1,000 volunteer photographers and amateur astronomers, as well as the general public.

Sun Seeker: 3D Augmented Reality Viewer

Available under paid app for $9.99 on the App Store and $7.49 at Google Play Store the Sun Seeker includes a flat compass view and an augmented reality 3D view showing the solar path, its equinox, and winter and summer solstice paths.

The Sun Seeker will give daily solar data and position on an arc.

Solar Eclipse Timer

The Solar Eclipse Timer app is available $1.99 on the App Store and Google Play Store. It will give you the eclipse if you’re within the narrow 70-mile wide path of totality. The app page says it’s “like having your own personal astronomer.”


Redshift is another app available at paid Google Play Store and App Store and can be yours in just $1.99. The Redshift app offers 4 different interactive viewing simulations: from your present location, from the best location, from the earth’s orbit, and from the Sun.

Smithsonian Eclipse 2017

Created by Simulation Curriculum, the Smithsonian Eclipse 2017 features live NASA stream of the eclipse. The Smithsonian Eclipse 2017 includes an interactive eclipse map, which provides times of partial and maximum eclipses from locations across the U.S. furthermore, Smithsonian app is available for free download at Google Play Store and App Store.

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