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App update: Study the Sun from your armchair with The Sun Live 2.0 for Windows Phone 8

Jon S

New member
Oct 12, 2011
Explore the Sun's surface layers in breathtaking detail and follow sunspots, prominences and flares as they appear right now*.
For more solar action, check out the Picks of the Week, showing the most spectacular past events, chosen by NASA's SDO team and illustrated with highres image, description and video clip (not all the video clips are accessible on Windows Phone).

The fascinating facts about the Sun will surprise and entertain you and provide you with interesting subjects for conversation. If you want to go more in depth, the Learn More section will take you through the basics of the Sun's structure, life cycle and its influences on life here on Earth.

When you're ready to take on the Sun on yourself, The Sun Live will show you what you need to get started observing sunspots, planet transits, prominences and solar eclipses yourself. Dust off your old binoculars or zoom enabled camera and learn how to get a cheap and safe solar filter.

Of course you can pin the current views or the latest pick of the week on your live tile and as your lock screen background. Secondary tiles let you go directly to the feature you want to see.
The Sun Live is also available as an app for Windows 8.1 and as an adaptive website (- The Sun Live) for those unfortunate not to have a compatible smartphone, tablet or computer.

Both apps are free.

Download The Sun Live 2.0 for Windows Phone 8

Download The Sun Live for Windows 8.1

*) within about 30 minutes - however because of the immense size of the features we can see, they don't appear to change much over a small time scale anyway.

Laura Knotek

Mar 31, 2012
Thanks for bringing a new app to the attention of the members of WPCentral. This looks interesting and useful. Good luck with your app.