Eclipse and where it can be seen.

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• posted 3 years and 6 months ago • type: Spice (API calls) In Development

flyingSquirrel
I like this idea!
I was going to suggest the dedicated "official" NASA page as a source:
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html
but the page at mreclipse.com seems better structured, markup-wise, appearing to be more consistently parsable than the one at Nasa.gov.

mreclipse.com or nasa.gov pages might be processed in order to make a Longtail o Fathead Instant Answer: their markup doesn't employ sensible content identifiers like schemas, but the data tables on mreclipse.com look like usable sources, like this one covering an entire century: http://www.eclipsewise.com/solar/SEcatalog/SE2001-2100.html

NASA has (had?) its own API, although I find its lack of documentation disturbing (sorry, I couldn't resist :) ...), I couldn't find anything eclipse-related and ProgrammableWeb says it's deprecated.
http://data.nasa.gov/api-info/

Timeanddate has a nice-looking set of APIs, but they only offer a paid license so it's a no-go.
http://www.timeanddate.com/services/api/

I couldn't find any more APIs that expose data about astronomical phenomena, but I'll keep looking.
posted by flyingSquirrel 3 years and 6 months ago Link
Jag
We're partners with TimeAndDate, so if it's available in the API that would be cool
posted by Jag Staff3 years and 4 months ago Link
neosilky
I'd be interested in working on this, what details can you give me RE: the partnership? I need access to the API to continue!

Thanks!
posted by neosilky 3 years and 4 months ago Link
Moollaza
@neosilky you can simply reference the API KEYS in the same manner as the Time Spice, and you'll be able to use our API Keys through DuckPAN.

https://github.com/duckduckgo/zeroclicki...
posted by Moollaza Staff3 years and 4 months ago Link
javathunderman
Also found this on a duplicate IA suggestion: http://seasky.org/astronomy
posted by javathunderman Community Leader3 years and 1 month ago Link
anonymous
In the exactly day of the eclipse DDG could show everyone a notification!
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 4 months ago Link