Solaris Alpha

Solaris Alpha


The best aurora and solar flare app for Android - Solaris Alpha gives you features the others don't!

- REALTIME solar flare, geomagnetic storm, and aurora alerts!
- 3D ultraviolet sun maps, including REALTIME channel!
- 3D Earth map showing aurora, clouds and sunlight!

*** IMPORTANT NOTICE: Sun images from STEREO spacecraft are currently not available, due to unexpected spacecraft antenna heating. NASA estimates that data will resume in early December 2014. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE THIS APP IF YOU REQUIRE 3D SUN IMAGES IN REALTIME. 3D Earth aurora images are not affected.

More details at http://stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov/solar_conjunction.shtml ***

Be ready for space weather storms with Solaris Alpha, featuring realtime 3D views of Sun and Earth. Receive automatic solar flare, geomagnetic storm, and aurora alerts on your phone!

Solaris Alpha's 3D Sun view displays the latest xray flares and sunspots on our home star, at four extreme ultraviolet wavelengths. Effortlessly move around the Sun and zoom into interesting regions with a touch of your finger!

But there's more - this app also features a realtime 3D view of Earth's aurora, cloud-cover, and sunlight. Watch northern and southern lights, storms, and sunshine move across our planet - all in the palm of your hand!

The application uses data from NASA STEREO, SDO and NOAA polar orbiter spacecraft - downloaded from outer space to your phone. Solaris Alpha alerts you with a ringtone when new solar flares are detected, geomagnetic storm level increases, interplanetary magnetic field turns south, or when the aurora may be visible from your phone's location. If you are interested in solar astronomy and space weather, you need this app!

Please email me with suggested new features - many thanks to all of those who have already helped me improve Solaris Alpha!

The app's storm/aurora/flare detector automatically starts when your phone boots, and you will receive alerts whether or not SolarisAlpha is running (uncheck "Start detector at boot" from Solaris' "Settings" menu to disable auto-start on boot). PLEASE NOTE: Android does NOT support start-on-boot of apps stored on the SD card, so you must install SolarisAlpha on your phone to enable this feature.

Download the free Solaris Widget, which displays key data from www.spaceweather.com. Touching the widget automatically opens Solaris Alpha.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS - please email me at [email protected] with a problem description rather than leaving a brief complaint in the market. Brief market comments usually do not provide enough detail to fix bugs, and I have no way of contacting you for more information unless I have your email address! Thanks!

Copyright 2011, Earth and Sky Productions. All rights reserved

Recent changes:
Earth view: "Planetary index" now abbreviated as "Kp". Added Interplanetary magnetic field total ("Bt") and north-south ("Bz") strengths. Bt and Bz are highlighted in yellow when Bz points south, otherwise shown in blue. Touch label for IMF trend graphs. Notification issued when Bz turns south.

Settings: Enable/disable IMF Bz check. Select southward Bz alert sound.

Download the FREE Solaris Widget to display key space weather data on your home screen - touch the widget to open Solaris Alpha
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About Solaris Alpha
The best aurora and solar flare app for Android - Solaris Alpha gives you features the others don't!

- REALTIME solar flare, geomagnetic storm, and aurora alerts!
- 3D ultraviolet sun maps, including REALTIME channel!
- 3D Earth map showing aurora, clouds and sunlight!

*** IMPORTANT NOTICE: Sun images from STEREO spacecraft are currently not available, due to unexpected spacecraft antenna heating. NASA estimates that data will resume in early December 2014. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE THIS APP IF YOU REQUIRE 3D SUN IMAGES IN REALTIME. 3D Earth aurora images are not affected.

More details at http://stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov/solar_conjunction.shtml ***

Be ready for space weather storms with Solaris Alpha, featuring realtime 3D views of Sun and Earth. Receive automatic solar flare, geomagnetic storm, and aurora alerts on your phone!

Solaris Alpha's 3D Sun view displays the latest xray flares and sunspots on our home star, at four extreme ultraviolet wavelengths. Effortlessly move around the Sun and zoom into interesting regions with a touch of your finger!

But there's more - this app also features a realtime 3D view of Earth's aurora, cloud-cover, and sunlight. Watch northern and southern lights, storms, and sunshine move across our planet - all in the palm of your hand!

The application uses data from NASA STEREO, SDO and NOAA polar orbiter spacecraft - downloaded from outer space to your phone. Solaris Alpha alerts you with a ringtone when new solar flares are detected, geomagnetic storm level increases, interplanetary magnetic field turns south, or when the aurora may be visible from your phone's location. If you are interested in solar astronomy and space weather, you need this app!

Please email me with suggested new features - many thanks to all of those who have already helped me improve Solaris Alpha!

The app's storm/aurora/flare detector automatically starts when your phone boots, and you will receive alerts whether or not SolarisAlpha is running (uncheck "Start detector at boot" from Solaris' "Settings" menu to disable auto-start on boot). PLEASE NOTE: Android does NOT support start-on-boot of apps stored on the SD card, so you must install SolarisAlpha on your phone to enable this feature.

Download the free Solaris Widget, which displays key data from www.spaceweather.com. Touching the widget automatically opens Solaris Alpha.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS - please email me at [email protected] with a problem description rather than leaving a brief complaint in the market. Brief market comments usually do not provide enough detail to fix bugs, and I have no way of contacting you for more information unless I have your email address! Thanks!

Copyright 2011, Earth and Sky Productions. All rights reserved

Recent changes:
Earth view: "Planetary index" now abbreviated as "Kp". Added Interplanetary magnetic field total ("Bt") and north-south ("Bz") strengths. Bt and Bz are highlighted in yellow when Bz points south, otherwise shown in blue. Touch label for IMF trend graphs. Notification issued when Bz turns south.

Settings: Enable/disable IMF Bz check. Select southward Bz alert sound.

Download the FREE Solaris Widget to display key space weather data on your home screen - touch the widget to open Solaris Alpha

User reviews of Solaris Alpha
Great App, but has a few minor bugs for me. Using samsung galaxy captivate, froyo 2.2. Does not sync properly, and re-notifies me of the same events that it already notified me of. New events do not seem to sync with phone unless I open the program. Other than this, love the app.
Mar 23, 2011
Great app. Would like to see it lock on phone location and keep the sun location (towards earth) stay the same. If I move one, the other moves as well (want it to show phone location on aurora and "towards earth" on the other.
Sep 2, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 31, 2014
App crashing I am not sure what's wrong but ever since there has been solar pole flip in news this app has gone away
A Google User
Aug 12, 2014
One of my top ten favorite Apps... Solaris Alpha presents you with a 3D tumbling marble of the Earth, complete with cloud cover, auroras and night/day, shows you your location. Then is does the same 3D ball with the Sun, seen through every filter and shows you the side that points to Earth. Not to shabby for free. Very, very nice!
A Google User
Jul 28, 2014
Unusable in current state Battery sucking app. Sucks down more battery than any other app I have.
A Google User
Jul 14, 2014
Great App but... Was 5 star but now randomly using way too much battery/cpu time since upgrading to android 4.4.2 on galaxy note 3. Please fix..
A Google User
Jun 19, 2014
Great app but.... Brilliant. Superb support too.