What are the Best Solar Eclipse Apps?

Looking for the best solar eclipse apps around?  With the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse just around the corner people will be looking for apps to help prepare for the solar eclipse and to use in real time during this rare event.  Here are 5 of the best solar eclipse apps out there right now that you can download for both Apple (iphone-iTunes) and Android (Samsung, LG-Google Play):

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1. Solar Eclipse App by Timeanddate.com: this is a great app for getting down to the basics of a solar eclipse. The app helps you focus on the sky at the right place and time. Also, this app has a great map of the eclipse, a countdown and cool animations.  Only for iTunes.


2. Eclipse Safari App: your comprehensive interactive guide to the total solar eclipse happening on August 21, 2017. It’s a free app partly supported by Space.com.  This is one of the best solar eclipse apps out there.  Google Play Eclipse Safari AppSafari App, i-Tunes.


3. Total Solar Eclipse by Exploratorium: this is a great livestreaming app that will give you live video streams of the total solar eclipse happening on August 21, 2017.  Live coverage of this event will by hosted by educators from the exploratorium and NASA scientists. Apple-  Total Solar Eclipse by Exploratorium iTunes.  Android- Total Solar Eclipse by Exploratorium Google Play.


4. Smithsonian Solar Eclipse app: this app has an interactive eclipse solar eclipse apps map, virtual eclipse simulator, and near-live views from space. Apple- Smithsonian Solar Eclipse app.  Android- Smithsonian Solar Eclipse app Google Play. 


5. Totality App: looking for an app that will tell you how much of the total eclipse you will be able to see in your area? Then this is the app to download.  There is a great guide in how to view types of eclipses and has a great guide on how a pinhole works. This is a must solar eclipse app.