NASA app allows you to photograph the eclipse | Technology

NASA app allows you to photograph the eclipse | Technology
NASA app allows you to photograph the eclipse | Technology
-

1 of 1 Solar eclipse — Photo: Getty Images
Solar eclipse — Photo: Getty Images

A new application financed by NASA promises to help ensure good images of the total solar eclipse, which takes place on April 8th. Called SunSketcher, the app is free and was developed by students and faculty at Western Kentucky University (WKU).

The application uses the user’s smartphone camera, in addition to GPS coordinates, and is available for Android and iOS systems. The project seeks to gather a huge dataset of images focused on the phenomenon, which can be seen across much of North America.

  • Read too: White House asks NASA to create standard lunar time by 2026

The idea is that SunSketcher is to empower everyday users to become “citizen scientists.” The app automatically captures images as the eclipse unfolds, ensuring users don’t miss a moment.

After the eclipse passes, users will be able to choose to upload their photos along with relevant details about their location and phone camera settings. This collective data will be analyzed by researchers, contributing to a more accurate understanding of the Sun’s shape and inner workings.


Last

Next

The article is in Portuguese

Tags: NASA app photograph eclipse Technology

-

-

PREV Brazilian device transforms dirty water into drinkable water; see how it works
NEXT Stellar Blade gameplay features 15 minutes of never-before-seen footage