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6 July 2019

It’s Not Easy Finding The Shadow of the Moon

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 …


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24 August 2017

Was Driving 3,570 miles to See a Total Eclipse of the Sun Worth it? Yes!

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 …


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18 August 2017

Numerical Weather Model Adjusted For Eclipse Forecast

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 …


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9 March 2016

The Solar Eclipse as Seen from the Himawari Satellite

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!


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3 November 2013

My View of The Solar Eclipse This Morning

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!


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