Ring of Fire 2017
W. Strickling
1.0.2 Varies with device
Your companion to the great annular solar eclipse of 2017 February 26 over South America, the Atlantic Ocean and Africa. Learn, how to observe this eclipse and where you will find the best observation places. Although a bit of the eclipse will be seen from large parts of South America and Africa, you will get the best eclipse experience only in a narrow corridor. This app will guide you to the best places to enjoy this wonderful eclipse and tells you what you need to observe the eclipse!

The app informs you about the exact timings of the eclipse based on your individual GPS or network position. It will show you a map with the entire eclipse path, giving you details on times and local circumstances. Even before the eclipse you will see an animation of the event as it will be seen from your location. When the eclipse is in progress, it will show a realtime animation of the celestial event. You will hear acoustic announcements of important stages of the eclipse and see a countdown on your display. Search your favorite location from a huge database or from the map or simply use your actual device position.

For each selected location you will see an animation how the eclipse will look like. With this animation, you can compare the aspect of the eclipse from your location to any other location or important places like the point of maximum eclipse.

To select your best viewing spot the app provides an augmented reality view. The progress of the eclipse is projected onto a life camera picture of your device. So you can avoid blocked of your view by trees or buildings and select the best place to enjoy the entire eclipse.

To be reminded of the eclipse you can add the calculated timings to your personal android calendar.

Beginners will learn how to observe the eclipse safely, where to observe ist and what phenomena can be seen.

Engaged amateur astronomers will find a screen with detailed information and the local circumstances of the eclipse.

Required Permissions:
- Exact location: For site-specific calculations of the contact times.
- Internet Access: Online selection and network based localization of an observation site.
- SD card access: Storing settings, event lists, logs and locations coordinates for offline search.
- Hardware controls: Camera. Required for AR.

Content rating: Everyone

Requires OS: 2.0 and up

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