New Simulator Allows You To Feel 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Before It Actually Occurs
June 14, 2017 01:22 AM EDT
August 21, 2017 is a day that Americans would remember for more than centuries. North America would witness a total solar eclipse on this day - here, the day will turn like night, having no light in the sky. Get to know about this new innovation called a Solar Eclipse Timer.
This year, this event has already created a revolutionary buzz among all, as the last time the country was able to witness such instance was back in 1918. To drive this excitement more to the higher side, Google has innovated a new gift for everyone.
What Is Google's Solar Eclipse Timer?
According to The Verge, the tech giant, alongside a team of scientists from the University of California, Berkeley has invented a new, sort of Eclipse simulator, which would allow its users to experience what would happen when the original solar eclipse happens in their respective locations.
Named the Eclipse Megamovie Simulator, the simulator allows all the users to know the best time to see the solar eclipse from their very own areas. They can enter their ZIP code or the name of their town or city to see an animated form of the sun's light being blocked out by the moon.
How Does It Work?
Newsweek pointed out that the simulator also enables its users to know their best nearby places for experiencing this exciting phenomenon at its top class level. Dan Sevin, the lead scientist on the project stated "There are lots of online animations of the 2017 Eclipse, but you can't use them like ours to get a sense of the full experience, including your surroundings.
Our simulation is closer to what one might experience in a planetarium show." Eclipse Megamovie Simulator is a part of Eclipse Megamovie Project, which would collect snaps from its volunteers and would make collage based movie on this event.
Also, there has been an app innovated and dedicated to this eclipse, named the Solar Eclipse Timer, which would allow users to know the movement of the sun throughout the eclipse, via voice-based command. All in all, the total solar eclipse may turn out to be fantastic with such technical innovation available.