Haru App is a must-have utility for pro and amateur astronomers. It includes detailed weather information for plan observations and other cool features.
7Timer! is an important part of the app. It provides weather information that is related to astronomy. The forecast range is 3 days and include informations about cloud cover, astronomical seeing and atmospheric transparency, etc.
This app currently forcus on:
- 7Timer! weather forecast
- Weather images for East Asia area
- Weather images for U.S.
- SOHO Viewer
- Make and share GIF animation for solar images and weather images
- Share GIF animations as video
- "Sun Position" Today Widget
- "Lunar Phase" Today Widget
(Note: Make GIF need to download a certain amount of pictures. If you are under cellular network, or charged by data usage, you may consider make GIF later.)
More features and handy funcionalities for amateur astronomers are comming, stay tuned.
Haru for macOS is now available: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1343197147?mt=12
* Acknowledges to Shanghai Astronomy Observatory for providing the 7Timer! API (http://www.astron.ac.cn), and CWB and NOAA for weather images (http://www.cwb.gov.tw, https://www.noaa.gov), SOHO project (https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov) for solar images.
** Haru(晴、はる) means clear day in Japanese.
1. Improve image navigation, now you can zoom in to show satellite images and solar images details.
2. Improved satellite image arrangement, it is easier to find weather images for North America.
3. Switch to a backup mirror for SOHO images, now you can view more SOHO images again.
4. Other bug fixes.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.