A new innovative app has just been released to help you plan out your April, 8th total solar eclipse experience.

The Eclipse App from The Planetary Society and The Eclipse Company

The Planetary Society, led by Bill Nye - the Science Guy, and The Eclipse Company have collaborated to create a mobile app to help you get the most out of your eclipse viewing experience, and the features of the app are quite extraordinary.

Find Your Viewing Location with the Eclipse App

Inside the app, built by Stephen Watkins and Jesse Tomlinso, you can choose which state you are interested in viewing the total solar eclipse from, and from there it will give you all of the communities within the path of totality, including their total time of totality. Once you select a location, you will be able to access all kinds of information.

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“The Planetary Society and The Eclipse Company have partnered on the Eclipse App to help people get in the path and witness the total solar eclipse of 2024. The next eclipse won’t sweep through these parts ‘til 2044. Download the app, and plan your day on April 8th. A total solar eclipse is an out-of-this-world experience — right here on Earth.”<br /><br />—Bill Nye, CEO, The Planetary Society

Eclipse App Free Version Features

There is both a free version of the Eclipse App and a paid Pro version. With the free version of the app, you can explore community locations, planned events, and viewing sites, as well as times of totality. Users are also able to view historical cloud cover for the area, save locations for easy access, and subscribe to bulletins from eclipse community partners.

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The Eclipse App; Kat Mykals; Canva

Eclipse App Pro Version Features


With the Pro version of the Eclipse App, you will experience totality to the fullest. You will have access to hourly forecasts so you can have an idea of how much cloud cover to expect, if any for your selected viewing location. This is handy information if you need to change plans to account for cloud cover and visibility. You will also have access to enhanced community information where you can plan an itinerary, explore attractions in the area, and more.

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Also with the Pro version's guided countdown feature, you will be able to receive notifications - both audibly and through vibration - as the eclipse nears totality on April 8th. The app will even notify you of when you can safely remove your viewing glasses. It will also alert you to when "eclipse phenomena are expected to occur." Get the Eclipse App here.

April 8, 2024, Solar Eclipse Details

The total solar eclipse will take place on April 8, 2024, with the path of totality spanning several states including parts of Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky. In Indiana alone, experts are saying the eclipse could bring in a million people to the Hoosier State to view the celestial phenomenon. Planning now will be key to ensuring a pleasant and memorable eclipse viewing experience.

Keep Scrolling for a List of Some of the eclipse festivals planned across Indiana.

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A large portion of Indiana will be in the path of totality for the total solar eclipse happening on April 8, 2024. Communities all across the state are preparing and we have a guide to the festivities!

Gallery Credit: Kat Mykals


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