NASA solar eclipse app might reveal the sun's true shape

It's almost total solar eclipse time in North America. On Monday 8 April, the moon will pass between Earth and the sun, turning day into night. And if you're hoping to capture the moment, there's a NASA-funded smartphone app to help you do just that. 

The SunSketcher app was created at Western Kentucky University (WKU) to allow anyone to capture every moment of the the total eclipse safely with any one of the best camera phones. And it's all in the name of scientific research.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.