Eclipse Camera Website Launches to Support New Mobile Apps

The Eclipse Camera site provides information on the 2019 total solar eclipse and an exciting astronomical citizen science project.

Eclipse Camera Website Launches to Support New Mobile Apps
A sequence of images of the 2017 eclipse captured automatically by the Eclipse Camera mobile app

by Jim Spadaccini , Creative Director May 28th, 2019

We’ve developed a dedicated site to help support our Eclipse Camera mobile applications for Android and iOS. EclipseCamera.com not only provides links to the latest versions of our apps, but it also provides information about the total solar eclipse which will be visible in Chile and Argentina on July 2, 2019. The website and the application were developed in collaboration with our partners at the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley.

In addition to information about the eclipse itself, the Eclipse Camera website has a gallery section highlighting some of the remarkable photographs taken with the first version of the app during the 2017 total solar eclipse over North America. During that event, Eclipse Camera users were able to photograph the eclipse during totality, even capturing momentary features such as the diamond ring effect.

Diamond ring effect.

The “diamond ring effect” captured in 2017. The image was taken using the Eclipse Camera mobile app on an iPhone 7.

Visitors to the website will not only learn how the mobile application works to help users capture sharp, clear images and video, but will also discover how they can participate as citizen scientists to gather data for solar researchers and how scientists use eclipses to learn more about the sun.

Ideum sent a team to Nebraska to use the app to photograph 2017’s eclipse—and this summer, we’ll continue the tradition by making another trip: The Ideum team is headed to Junin, Argentina in late June to view the event firsthand! Weather permitting, we will be capturing and posting photographs to the site following the event.