Solar Eclipse Timer iOS
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Solar Eclipse Timer

by Gordon Telepun

Price: $1.99

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 "taking 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


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.

Solar Eclipse Timer App Details & Overview

Solar Eclipse Timer is an application developed by Gordon Telepun and released on iOS. The app is compatible with iOS 10.0 or later on the following devices: iPhone 7, iPhone 6, iPad 3, iPad Mini and iPod Touch 5G or newer.

Download the Solar Eclipse Timer app and use on your iPhone or iPad. Click here to download the app for Android or Windows devices.

What's new in version 1.10

New Screen Shots

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  • Solar Eclipse Timer is currently ranked #1 on the iOS store in united states.
  • Solar Eclipse Timer is a good rated app with 4 stars.

App Updates (View More)

  • Release v1.10 Aug 19, 2017
  • Release v1.9 Jul 25, 2017
  • Release v1.6 Jun 15, 2017

App Data

Current Version: 1.10
File Size: 92Mb
Publisher: Gordon Telepun
Content Rating: 4+
Users Rating: 4.00 (1 reviews)
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Very well thought out, unique offering

Rated 4 out of 5
By I-stud on August 20, 2017
Our house has loved playing the "demo" over and over again and "practicing" for totality. Our house is not in...

OMG Read before U buy! SERIOUSLY..

Rated 5 out of 5
By beav2828 on August 20, 2017
I haven't tried anything, yet, but I have enough common sense to read a description before I buy something! It...

Well thought out. Good job dr telepun

Rated 5 out of 5
By Javgshdbhsjsdh on August 20, 2017
We are going tone in the path of totality, so his will be great for us.

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Rated 5 out of 5
By OneSwede on August 20, 2017
Thanks Doc. I figured it was something like that. I just haven't been able to fix it. The calculated MID...

Seems to work great

Rated 4 out of 5
By Kick3906 on August 20, 2017
We're driving around in the path of totality and it seems to correctly calculate the eclipse event times for each...

So far so good!

Rated 5 out of 5
By TYSON RIOS 88 on August 19, 2017
I just got this app after watching Smarter Everyday. So far its locked down on my exact gps location. We...

SmarterEveryDay FTW

Rated 5 out of 5
By Grozman on August 18, 2017

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