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Total Solar eclipse 2024
« on: March 24, 2024, 07:48:00 PM »

This will give the the coverage area of the eclipse.
This site will give you the exact time for your location.
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2024-april-8
PS also how much and length of time the eclipse will occur
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Re: Total Solar eclipse 2024
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2024, 09:01:24 AM »
first longgggg term weather reports out, and while pretty dicey, they aren't looking great. Eyewall is the first i have seen post on it.

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Re: Total Solar eclipse 2024
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2024, 01:46:41 PM »
Looked up a few places including the 1000% accurate almanac. The story for me is pretty grim in spite of being right near a sweet spot.
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Re: Total Solar eclipse 2024
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2024, 06:12:16 PM »
How to Safely Watch a Total Solar Eclipse - YouTube
2 min
➡️ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2_40cw0Yfw&feature=youtu.be

 
NASA: Five tips for photographing the total solar #eclipse safely on April 8: go.nasa.gov/3vrTAm1 
 
3/24/24, https://x.com/nasa/status/1771932905037595068
 
➡️ pic.twitter.com/QCivJjXtrb  1 min

 
NASA
We are less than 2 weeks away from the April 8 total #Eclipse!
 
In this episode of our “Curious Universe” podcast, @NASASun scientists discuss the science behind this cosmic coincidence and the unique research that can only happen when everything aligns: go.nasa.gov/4cLFMnt   
 
pic.twitter.com/ovlHPzv1OQ 
 
3/26/24, 5:29 PM  https://x.com/nasa/status/1772737728037220503

 
If it’s cloudy, there’s always the internet!
 
Live: 2024 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA (Official Broadcast) - YouTube
Monday, April 8
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Re: Total Solar eclipse 2024
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2024, 01:00:05 AM »
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XKCD gets it: 'A partial eclipse is like a cool sunset. A total eclipse is like someone broke the sky'. If you're in North America and can get into the track of totality next Monday, do.
4/2/24, https://x.com/chrislintott/status/1775108983528755458
⬇️ xkcd below from: https://xkcd.com/2914 

Jonathan McDowell @planet4589
This xkcd *understates* how much better 100% totality is than 99%. Really, repeat after me: 100% eclipse totality is one million times more impressive than 99%.
 
Do not settle for less, get to the path of totality.
4/2/24, https://x.com/planet4589/status/1775179555780858139
 
< Counterpoint: a partial eclipse with a clear sky beats low cloud cover on the path of totality.

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We wear our solar glasses in space. 😎

While millions of people on Earth watch the total solar #eclipse on April 8, astronauts aboard the space station will watch from 250 miles above. They’ll have three opportunities to view the ground shadow as they orbit Earth!
http://go.nasa.gov/3Q8dIRx
 
4/1/24, https://x.com/space_station/status/1774888998655410243
⬇️ Photo below from: pic.twitter.com/zkcT6m80T1 
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Re: Total Solar eclipse 2024
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2024, 07:18:41 AM »
For my area, the 7th looks great weather wise. The 8th looks bad for seeing anything but clouds and possible rain. Still time for changes.

As for the difference between 100% and even 99.5%. 100% is the only time you will see the suns  full corona. Anything less than that the moon can cover the sun, but you will miss out on that special effect. Then, of course, any haze or cloud can mess things up also.
Have not looked into real time online sites showing it, but probably will be plenty.
Have a good safe viewing. :D
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Re: Total Solar eclipse 2024
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2024, 03:49:49 PM »
Jonathan O’Callaghan @Astro_Jonny
 
Most of us will be chancing our luck with cloud cover on the ground for the eclipse.
But NASA isn't taking any chances, with these two planes set to watch it from 50,000 feet.
Story by me @BBC_Future
4/2/24, https://x.com/astro_jonny/status/1775275502951121186

'I am stoked': What it feels like to fly through a solar eclipse
Millions of observers will watch next week's American solar eclipse from the ground. But a few lucky Nasa flight crews will get a much closer view.
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When a total solar eclipse crosses North America on Monday 8 April, an estimated 31 million people will be in its path – watching. Many more are likely to travel for the event, which will be visible across large swathes of the US and Mexico.

All the best planning in the world can be scuppered by weather, however, as anyone who remembers the August 1999 eclipse in the UK will tell you, when clouds blotted out the show. So, if you want to make sure you see a total solar eclipse, which only falls over a given location once every 375 years on average, what's the best way to do it?

Take to the skies and fly above the clouds, of course.

That's what four Nasa pilots will be doing, together flying two of the agency's specialised WB-57 planes off the coast of Mexico. Here, following the path of totality – or total darkness  – from southwest to northeast, they will remain in the shadow cast as the moon crosses the sun for seven minutes, compared to just four minutes available on the ground, studying the eclipse with numerous instruments as they do so at an altitude of 50,000ft (15km).

"It's extremely exciting," says Nasa pilot Tony Casey, a sensor equipment operator (SEO) on one of the two aircraft. "I am stoked. I'm so excited to be able to fly this mission. I'm looking forward to just the experience of being there in this moment and the shadow overtaking you."
https://www.bbc.co.uk/future/article/20240328-nasa-jets-chase-solar-eclipse
 
⬇️ “The WB-57s are particularly suited to studying eclipses because of their long range – about 2,500 miles (4,000km) – and the large amount of time they can spend in the air, about six and a half hours. But they're not just used for eclipses, with Nasa also using the planes for other research or photography missions such as observing rocket launches.”

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Great opportunity for a few early planners
 
Southwest Airlines offering multiple flights in path of total solar eclipse
The airline's planners determined that three of flights likely will offer the best view of the April 8 event.
By Brandon Rodriguez on Sat, Oct 21, 2023
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Southwest Airlines is offering flights in the direct and partial paths of April's total solar eclipse, giving enthusiasts a chance to get up close and personal with the celestial phenomena, according to company officials.

On April 8, the path of totality for the eclipse will pass across Texas and several other states where Southwest operates.

The airline's schedule planners modeled the operational day against projections of the umbra and penumbra — shadows cast by the moon's eclipse of the sun — company officials said. As a result, Southwest flights 1252, 1721 and 1910 have the greatest likelihood of offering customers onboard the best view of the eclipse.

“With our flight schedule, we're able to offer hundreds of seats in the sky to view the eclipse," Southwest Airlines Chief Meteorologist David Dillahunt said.
https://www.sacurrent.com/news/southwest-airlines-offering-multiple-flights-in-path-of-total-solar-eclipse-32897259
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Re: Total Solar eclipse 2024
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2024, 10:24:39 AM »
Storm front moving quicker than expected thru the SW, looks like Texas may be clear. Not sure about the Ohio river valley and the east.

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Re: Total Solar eclipse 2024
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2024, 07:39:32 PM »

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Re: Total Solar eclipse 2024
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2024, 09:27:45 PM »
Karl Battams @SungrazerComets


Replying to @SungrazerComets @worachate
4. SOHO is now out of contact until ~19:15UT, so unfortunately we won't get any more SOHO/LASCO images until the show is basically over.

3. This will not be a naked-eye object at all. But I do suspect that it will show up in some of the many outstanding long-exposure/processed eclipse images we will no doubt end up seeing. This happened back in 2020 with a small sungrazer (also discovered by @worachate!)

https://nitter.poast.org/SungrazerComets


(some great prominences on the NASA camera feed on Utube too, getting great science out of this one....)

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Re: Total Solar eclipse 2024
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2024, 09:40:14 PM »
Effects are impressive in New York state, south of Lake Ontario, despite the overcast.

Chris Bergin - NSF ⁦‪@NASASpaceflight‬⁩
Bonkers in Rochester, NY, as darkness descends in seconds.
nsf.live/eclipse
4/8/24, 3:22 PM  https://x.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1777416697508401215
➡️ pic.twitter.com/mI9MpddJ8W  45 sec
 

Chris Bergin - NSF ⁦‪@NASASpaceflight‬⁩
NSF New York cams getting a "sunrise" now
4/8/24, 3:24 PM  https://x.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1777417304306753938
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Re: Total Solar eclipse 2024
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2024, 09:43:01 PM »
solar coronal holes on this day, you can see where the prominence's are here.




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Re: Total Solar eclipse 2024
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2024, 01:17:07 AM »
about 75% here (Tallahassee, Florida).  why look up when you can look down!

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« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2024, 01:40:37 AM »
about 75% here (Tallahassee, Florida).  why look up when you can look down!

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Re: Total Solar eclipse 2024
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2024, 01:41:07 AM »
John Kraus @johnkrausphotos
2024 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE — The most stunning natural phenomenon on Earth, a total solar eclipse, swept across North America today. Here’s the entire sequence as seen from Presque Isle, Maine, under crystal clear skies. pic.twitter.com/r2uZfHXsFZ 
4/8/24, 5:46 PM  https://x.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1777452900152676445

Eric Berger @SciGuySpace:
Those are maybe the biggest solar arrays I’ve ever seen on a satellite.
< That’s a black hole sir.

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Totality.
@NASASpaceflight pic.twitter.com/cLM7lC6saO 
4/8/24, 5:05 PM   https://x.com/seankd_photos/status/1777442766227648729

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Jack Beyer
Beautiful view of totality here in Fort Worth! nsf.live/eclipse @NASASpaceflight
pic.twitter.com/HtVDdjDBu5 
4/8/24, 3:29 PM  https://x.com/thejackbeyer/status/1777418576581796182
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Re: Total Solar eclipse 2024
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2024, 02:29:26 AM »
Lex Fridman
Solar eclipse... or possibly an alien spaceship.
 
Either way, it's crazy that we're all living on a spinning rock orbiting a massive nuclear fusion plasma ball, without which life on Earth would not exist.
 
Thank you for giving us a chance, Sun. pic.twitter.com/2SIGkXvQU7 
4/8/24, 3:06 PM  https://x.com/lexfridman/status/1777412713863323945
 
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View of the solar eclipse from a Starlink satellite on orbit
4/8/24, 5:00 PM. https://x.com/starlink/status/1777441354588791206
➡️ pic.twitter.com/RAwT2uQUUh  20 sec.  The shadow on the Earth.
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Re: Total Solar eclipse 2024
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2024, 02:48:24 PM »

NOAA's GOES-16 satellite saw what happened from Earth orbit. The Moon's shadow raced across North America faster than 1500 mph, creating a mind-altering cone of darkness
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Re: Total Solar eclipse 2024
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2024, 03:13:37 PM »
Around 65 years ago I remember a near full eclipse in the UK. Dad made viewers out of exposed film.

But what I remember most was as the sun started to be obscured a real wind accompanied the gathering gloom and chill in the air, died away, and then the wind came back (and warmth) as the sun reappeared.

It took me years to cotton onto that is what happens on a sunny day when a big cloud crosses the sun.
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« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2024, 03:39:23 PM »
I noticed the same thing here with 95% totality

THE STRANGE CHILL OF THE MOON'S SHADOW: A 100-mile wide shaft of cool air is about to race through Earth's atmosphere faster than 1500 mph. It's the shadow of the Moon created by Monday's total eclipse of the sun.

Solar eclipses make their own weather--starting with the temperature. How much the temperature falls depends on the humidity. Dry environments could see a drop of 8 to 14 degrees, less so if it’s humid. According to NASA, an eclipse in Zambia on June 21, 2001, reduced the temperature nearly 15 degrees.

The reduction in temperature can make clouds disappear. Satellites observing eclipses from Earth orbit have detected many examples. A 10-year study just published in Nature found that cumulus clouds begin dissipating when a mere 15 percent of the sun is covered. In some cases, clouds didn’t start to return until 50 minutes after maximum eclipse.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-024-01213-0

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/temperature-change-during-totality
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« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2024, 07:24:14 PM »
Back in August 11th 1999, when we had 93% totality, we had a lot of cloud. Not surprising for Ireland. So I headed east to the lee of the Wicklow Mountains where I could see skies were clearer. I did manage to find a sunny, rural spot at the time of the 93% max.
The temperature gauge in the car was reading approx 19 C, but during the ~ 93% totality, the gauge had dropped considerably to 14 C. It rose again after the eclipse back up to 19 C. I cannot vouch the accuracy of the car thermometer but it did indicate a 5 C drop. Around the time of the darkest period we got out and listened. It was in a quiet rural spot. I could hear a couple of dogs howling and there was little birdsong at all to be heard. It was eerily quiet (bar the odd howl of dog). Within half an hour though you could hear the birdsong again and it was noticeably warmer.