Popular astronomy app being offered for FREE for two days.
Sky Guide for iOS gives users the ability to really study the night sky. With it, you can see exactly what stars and planets are available to view in your geographical area. The app uses the sensors from within the phone to determine your location in relation to the celestial events happening in the atmosphere. In just 4 days, we will have a major celestial event occurring – a total solar eclipse. This is the first time a total eclipse will be viewable in the United States since 1979 and the country’s residents are trying to be prepared by collecting solar eclipse glasses and making special plans to be in the most direct path of the eclipse.
Today, Sky Guide developer, Fifth Star Labs, is releasing an update to the app so that you can be sure to be in the right place at the right time. This update (version 6.2.3) makes the app “Solar Eclipse Ready” and includes features such as:
- A new menu option in Search will lead you to some helpful tips on preparing for the eclipse along with a map showing the eclipse path. Move the map and you will see the eclipse times automatically update.
- Sky Guide now has a super-precise solar eclipse simulator—accurate down to the second. If you can’t travel or are unlucky with the weather, watch the eclipse happen in Sky Guide! Instructions are provided in the previously mentioned menu option.
The update also has an updated map of Jupiter and fixed a bug that caused random shutdown of the app.
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