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Catch Tomorrow Morning’s Lunar Eclipse With SkySafari 3 iOS App [Daily Freebie]



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.

SkySafari 3 has all the standard goodies, like augmented reality, superimposed constellations, a database of stellar objects and little touches like night-time viewing mode to keep the pupils open. There’s also a $12 Plus version that adds telescope control and a deeper database, or for those who spend a lot of time at places like Lowell Observatory, there’s the $30 (wow) Pro version.

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


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