For those of us setting out to catch the lunar eclipse early tomorrow morning — here’s a great piece in the Christian Science Monitor on why it’ll be so spectacular out here west of the Rockies — there’s nothing like an iPad armed with a great astronomy app. But according to Tim DeBenedictis, developer of SkySafari 3, his app is the only one that can predict this — and any other — eclipse. That’s fine with us, since he’s offering his app for free all this weekend.
For most of us though, the basic version should suffice. Don’t miss it though, because even the basic version has a constellation’s worth of app awards to its name.
And if you’re catching the eclipse — it’ll hit totality at 6:32 a.m. PST