Solar Max

Solar Max

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Why stare at the Sun? Solar Max displays near realtime image data from the NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), and Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) spacecrafts downloaded directly to your Android device.

Solar Max feature high resolution images from six from the SOHO satellite's sensors, eleven from SDO, and 2 from STEREO that observe the sun around the clock in various wavelengths. Additionally you can download image data from the past several days to make an animated movie of the sun's rotaion and atomsphere.

- All new 2.0 version, redesigned from the ground up.
- New 'CoverFlow' user interface.
- Features images from 19 solar image sensors on three spacecraft.
- Pinch and Zoom into high resolution images of the sun.
- Download and animate previous images from the satellites to watch the sun in action.

Please note that each high resolution image and may take time to download depending on your service provider. A SDCard and Android permissions are required download and animate previous solar images.

Coming Soon:
- Better tablet format support
- Animations from SDO and STEREO satellites
- 'Best of' images
- Sun education

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2.0: SolarMax is rebuilt from the ground up with a new design and new features.

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Comments and ratings for Solar Max
  • (66 stars)

    by Glenn Streak on 31/01/2014

    You got my cash but where is the download. You or nsa/google are cheating us. No refund listed either.

  • (66 stars)

    by Brett n'Brodie on 22/12/2013


  • (66 stars)

    by a user on 15/09/2013

    While it's ok, it's not great, it lacks the functionality & wavelength selection of other solar apps, the images are not as great a resolution as others. When I paid for mine, they hot me with an additional 2 1/2 times in hidden charges from what they li

  • (66 stars)

    by Collin Hasson on 21/03/2013

    Causing my data plan to go up.

  • (66 stars)

    by Peter Bergeson on 18/03/2013

    My phone has current pictures of the Sun!

  • (66 stars)

    by Tia Hall on 06/01/2013

    By far, this is my favorite App. on my (Droid Razor M). The few small typos within the brief texts notwithstanding - this App. is superb! Beautifully & intelligently conceived, brilliantly executed. Fantastic interface, gorgeous graphics & informative min

  • (66 stars)

    by A Google User on 15/06/2012

    Pretty cool, thanks