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6 July 2019
When the Moon blocks the sun during a solar eclipse, there isn’t a big difference between 70 and 90%, but the difference between 99 and 100% is jaw-dropping! It’s something you remember for the rest of your life. I’ve now seen it twice. My first was two years ago near the Wyoming/Nebraska border, and number two was this past Tuesday near La Serena in Chile. I traveled to Santiago to …
24 August 2017
If you did not experience totality, I suspect you might be getting tired of hearing about the eclipse by now, but if you were in the right spot, you know how amazing it really was. The story of my trip was covered by Matthew Cappucci in his excellent piece in the Washington Post, but I wanted to share some of what really surprised me. I will say though that my dog …
18 August 2017
There are a lot of experiments and observations that will be made during the eclipse on Monday, but I just heard of one tonight that is right up my alley! First, I have to explain some things. One of the better high-resolution weather models we use every day is called the HRRR for High-Resolution Rapid Refresh model. This model does an excellent job and has sophisticated physics that runs at …
3 August 2017
The 2017 solar eclipse presents many opportunities for everyone to get involved in doing science before/during/after the eclipse. NASA has collected a number of citizen science programs at every level from the most basic observations to publishable research opportunities in partnership with NASA and university scientists.
9 March 2016
The Japanese weather satellite-Himawari is the only weather satellite that can send back true colour images of the planet, and yesterday it gave us an amazing view of the total solar eclipse. Pretty amazing no!
3 November 2013
Taken in Ocean City, Maryland at 6:38 AM EST. We had a deck of stratocumulus offshore, which I suspected would form. It normally does when we have a rather strong cold front come through. About 6 minutes after sunrise, the sun finally got above it!