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The app Eclipsi 2.0 gets more than 100,000 downloads

 

 

Total solar eclipse. Credit: E. Masana

Total solar eclipse. Credit: E. Masana

17/01/2020

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The app to calculate eclipses and planet transits Eclipsi 2.0, created by the researcher Eduard Masana, from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences (ICCUB-IEEC), has more than 100,000 downloads and is consolidated as a model in the world of apps for calculation and simulation of astronomic events. The app allows users to know more about the general and local circumstances of the solar and moon eclipses and planet transits.

Eclipsi 2.0 gives access to the data for all solar and moon eclipses and planet transit between the years 1900 and 2100. It allows users to calculate the general circumstances of the phenomenon as well as the local circumstances for any place (start, end, height of the Sun and the Moon, etc.). It also has visibility world maps.

AAlso, it provides a simulation of how this phenomenon will be seen from our observation spot and users can select places from their database and using the device GPS. The app is available in Catalan, Spanish, English, Danish, Polish and Portuguese.

There will be two solar eclipses in 2020: an annular one on June 21, visible from eastern Africa, Arabia and the south and south-eastern part of Asia; and a total solar eclipse on December 14, visible from Chile and Argentina. Regarding the moon, there will be four penumbral eclipses: the first took place on January 10, and the following ones will be on June 5 (its last part will be visible from Catalonia), July 5 (visible in Catalonia except for the end), and November 30, which will not be visible here.

Please check Serviastro, ICCUB dissemination portal on astronomy, for more information.

 

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