Eclipse 2017: Wildly Beautiful!

I can’t think of a better way to describe it. I sure hope you got to see today’s eclipse. The morning began with heavy fog in W. Nebraska with a forecast for partly sunny skies later in the morning. After studying satellite cloud photos, a move further to the west to near the Wyoming border seemed a…
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Sunspots To The Rescue / Watch The Eclipse Live Online

Lots of amateur astronomers were hoping the sun wouldn’t be blank during the eclipse. We got our wish. Earlier this week, a lively sunspot group appeared around the eastern limb of the sun. It’s now peppered with about 25 spots and should be near the center of the solar disk on eclipse day. It’s fun…
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What We’ll Learn From Monday’s Eclipse / Safe Filter Update / Weather

It’s been a busy week! If you’re making eclipse plans, much of the total eclipse path looks surprisingly good for weather. Extended forecasts in key places and regions like eastern Oregon, Casper, Wyo., western Nebraska, the Kansas City region, St. Louis, southern Illinois and Nashville all call for sunshine. The weather even looks good where I live…
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August 21 Total Solar Eclipse Compilation And Guide

This isn’t so much a blog as a compilation you can refer to when needed. I’ve included all the eclipse topics I’ve written on below. Click to go to those that interest you. More are in the works. What Will the Weather Be Like On Eclipse Day? Total Eclipse Rewind — July 28, 1851, The First…
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Little Aurora Storm Possible Tonight Aug. 4

A jumbo-sized coronal hole in the sun’s atmosphere showered the Earth with the high-speed plasma (a soup of electrons and protons) earlier this week. The gift is arriving today and tonight and expected to ignite the northern lights to the tune of a G2 or moderate storm during afternoon hours for the Americas. Tonight’s forecast calls…
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