🌚🌞.ws - Find events near you to enjoy Solar Eclipse

Hello fellow Algolia hackers :slight_smile:

As you may know, there will be an incredible Solar Eclipse on August 21st, mostly visible in the US. It will be the only time in the century where an eclipse will be visible in the whole country.

There are tons of events organized by astronomers. So I’ve made a tool to find ones close to you :slight_smile:

Check it out: :new_moon_with_face::sun_with_face:.ws

It was also posted on ProductHunt, would love your support.

and I wrote a blog post telling the story of how I hacked it together on Medium

It’s using Algolia Places, and 2 other indexes with geo-search.
And its my first app written with Vue.js :smiley:

Hope you like it!


Wow, impressive work!

Super cool @picsoung! I totally have eclipse fever, now it’s even worse :slight_smile:

One thing though - the link after β€œCheck it out:” is broken. Not sure if it’s a Discourse thing but I thought I’d let you know.

Thanks for sharing your project here!

I’ve updated the link.
Turns out a lot of systems are not supporting emojis domains. I will on the Discourse project if there is a discussion around it.

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Really cool project @picsoung! One thing you could do to improve the user experience is to compress your background images with Tiny PNG (or JPG).

I don’t have a good internet in my parent’s village in Brittany and images are loading really slowly (some of them are over 1 Mo) :wink:

Thanks for sharing the project!

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