Read­ers’ Tips See the eclipse in your browser

Computer Active (UK) - - Contents - Terry Hurst

I love us­ing space ex­plo­ration tools, so I was elated to stum­ble upon Eyes Eclipse 2017. This free browser tool lets you wit­ness the Au­gust 2017 so­lar eclipse that was vis­i­ble in most parts of the United States. You can choose which US state you want to see the eclipse from and watch it in real-time.

Go to www.snipca.com/25790, then click the Launch In­ter­ac­tive link at the bot­tom left. It can take a minute or two to load and you’ll be prompted to click En­ter, then Got It when that’s done. You’ll now see what the eclipse looked like from space pass­ing over the US.

Zoom in us­ing your mouse wheel, then dou­ble-click any US city to watch a video show­ing what the eclipse looked like from there. Ex­pand this win­dow to wit­ness the eclipse (in real-time) from that lo­ca­tion. Use the con­trols at the bot­tom (see screen­shot) to speed up/slow down or pause at a cer­tain point. Watch­ing this has made me want to wit­ness a real so­lar eclipse in the fu­ture (here’s a list of forth­com­ing eclipses: www.snipca.com/25796).

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