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Title: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: alanb on May 29, 2017, 02:09:07 PM
Anyone planning on doing anything special for the full solar eclipse on Aug. 21 which makes a broad swath over the US? It will be interesting to watch the various PWS sensor values drop and rebound as the eclipse passes an area.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: WeatherHost on May 29, 2017, 02:27:16 PM
Planning on hanging out in my back yard as it passes overhead.  I'm just a couple of miles off the projected center of the track.





Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: alanb on May 29, 2017, 03:02:20 PM
I am hoping to see some interesting sequences on the weather cams. I bet some of the members here will be posting some links.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: chief-david on May 29, 2017, 04:52:27 PM
I know there is another thread somewhere.

best place to see what you will see in the US   http://www.shadowandsubstance.com (http://www.shadowandsubstance.com) I have emailed him a couple of times for things. He does a nice job on the website.

I am planning a road trip to Missouri so I can see it. I have never seen a total in person. Taking the school telescope. But it does not have a camera attachment.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: WeatherHost on May 29, 2017, 05:19:25 PM
Got a photographic memory?

I don't even have an Etch-a-Sketch memory.

Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: chief-david on May 29, 2017, 06:30:32 PM
Got a photographic memory?

There will be a billion pics online. I just want to see it with my own eyes.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: JŠchym on May 29, 2017, 06:39:28 PM
:D OK, so I checked when will be the next total solar eclipse visible from my hometown... 2135... that's gonna be a long wait....
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: gwwilk on May 30, 2017, 07:28:29 AM
It looks like I'm not the only one who thought that the nearby Homestead National Monument (https://www.nps.gov/home/total-solar-eclipse-weekend-of-events-at-homestead-national-monument-of-america.htm) that's less than an hour (46 mi.) away would be an ideal viewing area.  Time to seek out an alternative, I think!  This area is going to be crawling with people looking for the experience of a lifetime.
Title: Solar Eclipse set for Aug 21st
Post by: ocala on July 05, 2017, 04:49:57 PM
Anyone lucky enough to be in the path?

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Title: Re: Solar Eclipse set for Aug 21st
Post by: WeatherHost on July 05, 2017, 05:08:28 PM
Yup.  Almost directly under.  Projected centerline misses me by 5 miles or so.  'Course, who knows how accurate they are.

I think there's a previous thread, but I'm too lazy to look for it.

Title: Re: Solar Eclipse set for Aug 21st
Post by: alanb on July 05, 2017, 05:10:02 PM
More discussion here: https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=32194.msg324627#msg324627
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse set for Aug 21st
Post by: ocala on July 05, 2017, 05:29:52 PM
Sorry, didn't see that one.
Mods, you may want to merge the two.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse set for Aug 21st
Post by: CW2274 on July 05, 2017, 06:22:55 PM
'Course, who knows how accurate they are.
I'll bet this is child's play to them.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse set for Aug 21st
Post by: chief-david on July 05, 2017, 09:07:54 PM
i will bump the other thread
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: chief-david on July 05, 2017, 09:10:37 PM
Posted a note on Chiefs Planet looking for someone to let me borrow a piece of their yard on that day. No takers yet.  I do have a guy in St. Joe that will save me a place. So it is another hour west than what I wanted to do.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ALITTLEweird1 on July 06, 2017, 11:42:17 AM
Both threads have been merged.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: bchwdlks on July 06, 2017, 02:31:58 PM
YUP !!!
We are in the path of totality for  2m 30s !

The path is from the red X directly toward the camera. If the sky is clear we should see the shadow move across the valley directly over the house.
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Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: duane.malcolm on August 04, 2017, 03:46:47 AM
Hi,

Just wanted to let people know about the new eclipse feature in the Flowx Android weather app (formerly WeatherBomb). I've added the eclipse path and shadow so it can be overlaid with the cloud data from the NOAA GFS or Environment Canada GDPS simulation data. This will allow you to plan when to go to find the best skies.

Here is a YouTube video of the feature: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtqeE-O0Tfk

Here is our website: www.flowx.io

Sorry there is no iOS version.

Cheers, Duane.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 04, 2017, 08:25:42 AM
Don't plan on doing anything I'll have 99% here. I was dead center of the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2012 in northern Arizona and not impressed. Annular doesn't cover sun 100% so without glasses you wouldn't even know it occurred.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: chief-david on August 04, 2017, 08:41:54 AM
I may have to get to St. Joe MO in order to have a place to stand. Have parents of a friend there.

Then-I loaned my telescope to another teacher. He cannot find the lenses. Thanks dude.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: corwyyn on August 04, 2017, 10:47:12 AM
Anyone in the Carbondale, IL/Cape Girardeau, MO area is very lucky - you get this eclipse and the one in April 2024 as the paths of both eclipses intersect in that area.  Might want to make plans now :D

As for me, I'll be somewhere along the path up in Wyoming; not sure if I'm going to try for Casper or settle for a spot further east along I-25.  Mostly it's going to depend on how totally frelled traffic is in the couple of days before the big show.  I've been testing an app that can control my cameras so all of my imaging will be automated, all I need to do is get there, set up and wait.  If I get anything worthwhile I'll be sure to post it here.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse set for Aug 21st
Post by: nincehelser on August 10, 2017, 10:13:13 PM
Yup.  Almost directly under.  Projected centerline misses me by 5 miles or so.  'Course, who knows how accurate they are.

I think there's a previous thread, but I'm too lazy to look for it.

I read something today that the "edges" of the totality path could be off by as much as a half-mile.  If you're that close to the edge, you'd probably want to get closer to the centerline anyway.  At 5 miles I'm sure you have nothing to worry about.

I'm still debating if I want to risk a trip back to Nebraska to go see it (totality passes over my family's farm).  It's not as close to the center line as I would like, but I don't want to fight any crowds or traffic to get closer due to my health issues.  There are estimates that Nebraska's population will increase by a third during the event period, crammed into the path.  #-o

Another thing I heard today is that even if it happens to be cloudy during the eclipse, it may still interesting as it will get night-dark, and the clouds might break due to the temperature drop.  I forget the exact time for the farm location, but it's noonish or thereabouts.  I haven't checked yet to see what the cloud conditions might be.

Has anyone experienced a total solar eclipse under cloud cover?
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 10, 2017, 11:29:54 PM
For sure you want to be dead center. The annular Solar Eclipse in 2011 where there isn't 100% coverage with outer ring turning red  was disappointing you would've completely missed it had it not been such a big deal. 
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: DW7240 on August 10, 2017, 11:43:19 PM
Hi,

In reply to nincehelsers question about experiencing a total solar eclipse in cloudy skys, yes I have, way back in 1999 in the UK. check out my facebook page......https://www.facebook.com/TheVicarageWeatherFeed

Nick. dw7240.com
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: nincehelser on August 11, 2017, 12:45:56 AM
For sure you want to be dead center. The annular Solar Eclipse in 2011 where there isn't 100% coverage with outer ring turning red  was disappointing you would've completely missed it had it not been such a big deal.

From what I've read this isn't an annular eclipse.  If it is then someone has really gotten the story wrong. 

I have an aunt that lives in a tiny town about right on the totality center-line where totality will last longer...2 and half minutes or thereabouts I think.  2 years ago that was looking to be where I wanted to go, but now everyone seems to have the same idea.  I've got a feeling the two-lane highway is going to be packed like has never been seen before.

On the farm totality will be around 1 minute 36 seconds.  So going the center-line would buy me an extra minute of totality.  Since I've had to abandon hope of getting my telescopes and photo gear out there (I can't safely lift more than a 10 pounds right now) I wouldn't be able to take much advantage of it anyway.

I think I may just be satisfied to "experience" the event while avoiding traffic and leave it at that.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: nincehelser on August 11, 2017, 09:55:04 AM
I came across this graphic this morning.  It confirms my fear that region of highway 75 may become one big mess during the eclipse.

There's practically nothing in the way of food, fuel, or restrooms in that area.

(http://[attachment id=1 msg=329888][/attachment])
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: WeatherHost on August 11, 2017, 10:06:52 AM
Nice moderately overcast day today.  Just what I'm hoping for that day.

Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: Cutty Sark Sailor on August 11, 2017, 10:09:08 AM
There was a total in May 1970 that covered part of Fla Panhandle, and some of East Coast... was stationed at Eglin AFB... several of us packed up and drove down to a little town, forget which, to observe. Unfortunately, clouds. Weird, though.... birds roosted, very, very strange 'atmosphere' around... folks were like zombies... strange. Never experienced anything quite like it.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 11, 2017, 11:34:31 AM
You can zoom in on this map to get exact eclipse times/ lengths.

http://outdoornebraska.gov/eclipse/
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: chief-david on August 12, 2017, 08:54:27 AM
I came across this graphic this morning.  It confirms my fear that region of highway 75 may become one big mess during the eclipse.

There's practically nothing in the way of food, fuel, or restrooms in that area.

(http://[attachment id=1 msg=329888][/attachment])

I bought a magazine about the eclipse. One article had a page about preparing to travel. Get food, proper viewing techniques, travel problems.

I am just going to wing it.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: chief-david on August 13, 2017, 12:54:03 PM
Found this today
https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/interactive_map/index.html

Looks like i am going to St. Joe, MO to meet up at a friends parents house.
This after being in Fargo, ND to get the kid to college. Not sure if I will detour from there to Maryville, Mo and the north to the farm in Iowa or not.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: duane.malcolm on August 13, 2017, 06:41:45 PM
I've just created a video comparing the forecasts from the GFS and GDPS weather simulations for the day of the eclipse.
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7EKzAkvcFo
[/youtube]

I'm going to make one video a day leading up to the eclipse. Let me know if you'd like to see more updates. Or if I should change anything in the video.

I'm using my Flowx weather app: www.flowx.io (http://www.flowx.io).
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: duane.malcolm on August 13, 2017, 06:50:21 PM
I forgot to mention there's a one-week free trial in the app for extended forecast so you can see the eclipse shadow from up to 10 days out.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: JŠchym on August 13, 2017, 07:15:58 PM
My friend traveled to Australia (from the Czech Republic) 5 yrs ago to see the total solar eclipse - with all his DSLRs, tripods etc etc.... it was 100% overcast and he didnt see a thing ... :D
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: duane.malcolm on August 13, 2017, 07:17:52 PM
Personally, I'm curious to see how the predictions changes over the next week.

Also did you see the hurricane in the south-east corner?
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: chief-david on August 15, 2017, 10:11:08 PM
Standing/staying at a friend of a friend near Lathrop, MO.  Basically ON THE TOTALLITY LINE!!!!!!
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 16, 2017, 07:56:36 AM
Not looking great for Nebraska as far as clear skies go. If you have alternate plans may start considering. Still 5 days out this is current european sky cover model with WU forecast for 21st.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 16, 2017, 12:06:47 PM
Good thing it's not today.  :-)
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: WeatherHost on August 16, 2017, 01:12:09 PM
We've had 90% or more cloud cover for the last few days.  When outside working, you can't estimate time by the Sun because you can't tell where it is.

Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: miraculon on August 16, 2017, 01:42:19 PM
I bought a pair of "Sunoculars" in anticipation of the Eclipse. I know that we will only see a crescent here, but I thought that it would be worthwhile. Besides, I can look at sunspots or lack thereof.

At first I had a heck of a time finding the sun. These dudes are really dark. After a lot of hunting around, I found that if I aligned myself with a shadow, I could then go straight up while holding the Sunoculars and it was easier to find. The only problem is that I am constantly moving and the dang Sun won't hold still.

I guess that the tripods and telescopes (with appropriate filters of course) would have been a better bet, but this thing wasn't exactly cheap as it is. I guess that I delayed too long, the "eclipse glasses" were all sold out on Amazon.

Greg H.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: corwyyn on August 16, 2017, 02:25:17 PM
I just checked the I-25 cameras in Casper and it's a nice sunny day up there!  Plus looking at the NWS report it's currently 69 while I'm sitting down here at 93. 

I've got my all of my imaging gear out doing a full-length simulation to ensure the batteries will last the 2+ hours needed for the eclipse.  I don't expect to have to change batteries in the cameras but I have spares if needed, I'm more concerned about the phone and tablet which each have an app to control one camera so I don't have to worry about doing it manually. 
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 16, 2017, 02:40:56 PM
Alan the thread starter will be staying in Valentine and going to Stapleton so thought I'd give a heads up to start watching the forecast.  Correction latest forecast Casper does look better also Alliance Ne.  But still early, my niece is driving from Houston to Missouri and it's looking the best.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: alanb on August 16, 2017, 03:03:52 PM
Alan the thread starter will be staying in Valentine and going to Stapleton so thought I'd give a heads up to start watching the forecast...
Uhhhh..... I will? Is that an invitation?  ;)
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 16, 2017, 03:35:50 PM
Alan the thread starter will be staying in Valentine and going to Stapleton so thought I'd give a heads up to start watching the forecast...
Uhhhh..... I will? Is that an invitation?  ;)

Absolutely, if the weather's willing. Probably not for Wyoming  :?: It's really been raining some areas got 6-7" yesterday and 4-5" the day before down south of us.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: alanb on August 16, 2017, 03:43:55 PM
Well, I am in east central Iowa, in the 90% zone, so for me central MO would be the shortest drive to the totality zone. I briefly considered going there and started checking weeks ago, but every place I looked was booked solid. So I guess I will just stay put and see the 90% from my deck (weather permitting of course). I got my cardboard solar eclipse glasses yesterday, so I am all set.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 16, 2017, 04:06:46 PM
Well, I am in east central Iowa, in the 90% zone, so for me central MO would be the shortest drive to the totality zone. I briefly considered going there and started checking weeks ago, but every place I looked was booked solid. So I guess I will just stay put and see the 90% from my deck (weather permitting of course). I got my cardboard solar eclipse glasses yesterday, so I am all set.

Sorry Alan, I had you mixed up with someone else. Jasiu sent me a PM saying he was going to be in Valentine.
LOL.... anyway I gave him my number. He is flying into Denver from Massachusetts and driving all the way to Valentine. That's hard core.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: Jasiu on August 16, 2017, 04:18:54 PM
ValentineWeather has my Plan A down correctly.  :grin:  I also have plans B and C, which put me progressively further west. Thinking about Plan D...
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 16, 2017, 04:47:04 PM
ValentineWeather has my Plan A down correctly.  :grin:  I also have plans B and C, which put me progressively further west. Thinking about Plan D...

Good idea partly cloudy here could mean totally cloudy. Take today it was forecast as partly cloudy still waiting for the sun at 4pm.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: waiukuweather on August 16, 2017, 05:05:54 PM
having been through one, you should notice a temperature dip :)
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: duane.malcolm on August 16, 2017, 06:51:55 PM
I've been uploading videos of the NOAA GFS vs the Canadian GDPS forecast for the eclipse day. Out of curiosity, I've also merge the two cloud dataset into one view. I've been doing this daily for the last few days and plan to release two forecasts a day starting on Thursday.

I don't want to spam this post but do you guys want me to post here whenever I upload a new video?

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzqUf1jyWKM[/youtube]
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: railrode1 on August 18, 2017, 12:26:24 PM
I'd like to see WU have a wundermap highlighting the stations along the path.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: chief-david on August 18, 2017, 12:57:18 PM
Using the Jim Berkland model-will the eclipse cause an earthquake.
I have not been on that website for a while to see the predictions. Berkland died over a year ago.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: WeatherHost on August 18, 2017, 01:44:40 PM
I'd like to see WU ...

... vanish from the web and the memories of all humans.

Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: duane.malcolm on August 18, 2017, 02:52:52 PM
GFS and GDPS predictions from the 20170818 1200 UTC simulations.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC2mB9WakWw[/youtube]
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: SteveFitz1 on August 18, 2017, 04:00:24 PM
For those of you who generate your own forecasts using WxSim software, Tom E. added a new feature this week that takes the Eclipse into account for your location when generating a forecast for Monday. For my location, which has about 76% coverage, I'm showing a 0.6 degree drop in temperature over the Eclipse period versus a 3 degree rise when turning off the Eclipse effect.

Steve
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 19, 2017, 10:30:39 AM
Video on cloud cover and what to expect during eclipse. https://weather.com/forecast/national/news/solar-eclipse-weather-forecast-august-2017

Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: alanb on August 19, 2017, 10:53:27 AM
Not looking good in my area. Oh well, just one more unfulfilled thing in my bucket list.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 19, 2017, 10:58:51 AM
Not good here either Nebraska as a whole. Authorities are worried about highways with traffic jams now with everyone moving around trying to find clear skies.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 19, 2017, 08:38:21 PM
Forecast has deteriorated on WU closer we get. Ground zero around here Stapleton now with 1/2" rain and mostly cloudy. From Valentine it's an easy 5 hour drive on low traffic HW 20 to Casper Wy.   
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: chief-david on August 19, 2017, 09:51:48 PM
Lathrop MO just went to pot too.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: corwyyn on August 19, 2017, 09:55:20 PM
Forecast has deteriorated on WU closer we get. Ground zero around here Stapleton now with 1/2" rain and mostly cloudy. From Valentine it's an easy 5 hour drive on low traffic HW 20 to Casper Wy.
Except that probably at least half of the people already over there will be heading to Wyoming as well so it might get a bit congested.

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Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: CW2274 on August 19, 2017, 10:14:28 PM
There are very few things in life I can think of that would cause millions of people to flock to for an unguaranteed two minutes of viewing, and all the hassle that certainly goes with it.
With that, I get it. UU
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: Intheswamp on August 19, 2017, 11:09:25 PM
There was a total in May 1970 that covered part of Fla Panhandle, and some of East Coast... was stationed at Eglin AFB... several of us packed up and drove down to a little town, forget which, to observe. Unfortunately, clouds. Weird, though.... birds roosted, very, very strange 'atmosphere' around... folks were like zombies... strange. Never experienced anything quite like it.
BINGO!!!  I remember that eclipse!!!!  I would've been around 12 years old.  I recall hearing something about a solar eclipse but really didn't know what it was...I knew it would get dark.  I was at a friend's house and we were outside playing when suddenly it started getting dark and just as you said...the birds started coming in to roost and indeed it was a weird feeling.  But the biggest thing to me was all the birds rushing to get "home" to roost.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 20, 2017, 07:57:34 AM
Graphical Forecasts from NWS Sunday morning. Percent cloud cover across conus Monday 12 noon CDT. Smaller the number the better for blue sky. 
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 20, 2017, 11:11:48 AM
Frankfort is closer to 94.6%.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 20, 2017, 11:19:20 AM
97.5&  here but 70% chance of clouds  ](*,)
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 20, 2017, 05:48:15 PM
Jackson Wyoming is really congested today.  Full eclipse will occur around 11:36 MDT with several good streaming camera links for anyone wishing.

https://www.alltravelcams.com/webcams/jackson_hole_wyoming/town_square.php
https://www.seejh.com/live
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: corwyyn on August 20, 2017, 09:52:10 PM
I drove up to Casper from Denver today, traffic was following at speed and once past Cheyenne it thinned out.

14 hours and 30 minutes until first contact, hope I can sleep tonight!

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Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: Jasiu on August 20, 2017, 09:56:16 PM
Latest from NWS Riverton WY discussion (4:15MDT):

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Northern shortwave will push another front southward tonight with
potential for concentrated smoke along and behind it. This smoke
may limit visibility from Riverton to Casper on Monday morning
possibly hampering or at least changing the look of the sky around
the eclipse. One other feature to watch is thinning band of
higher clouds that is forecast by some of the guidance to be
between the Wind River Basin and Casper around totality time. It
may be clearing the Wind River Basin/Riverton vicinity in time and
then possibly affect the Casper area between 11 and noon. May be
a rather narrow band then but there could be some concern for
viewing in this narrow cloud feature. Otherwise, just smoky/hazy
and mostly sunny. Isolated storms possible in swrn Sweetwater
only.

They also have an eclipse-specific page at: http://www.weather.gov/riw/eclipse (http://www.weather.gov/riw/eclipse)
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 20, 2017, 11:45:46 PM
We need everyone to report temperature drops. Somewhere with full sun along with low humidity like mountainous regions will likely have largest drop.   
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: gwwilk on August 20, 2017, 11:57:43 PM
Not sure what to expect tomorrow here in Lincoln, NE.  This is currently the most optimistic forecast:
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Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: LFWX on August 21, 2017, 01:08:52 AM
:D OK, so I checked when will be the next total solar eclipse visible from my hometown... 2135... that's gonna be a long wait....

Only 6 years, 7 months and 18 days for me! =D>
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/2024-april-8#@39.21097520599528,-84.83093261718751,7

But this partial eclipse should also be pretty good.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: WeatherHost on August 21, 2017, 06:32:36 AM
As late as yesterday afternoon, the forecast was Sunny and 90+ with only a slight mention of storms to the west and some blow off clouds.

This morning they say 80% chance of rain, but think it will hold off until later in the afternoon.

Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 21, 2017, 07:41:31 AM
Forecast still bad here. Heavy fog this morning and low hanging stratus couldn't of came on a worse day. Yesterday was perfectly sunny.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: corwyyn on August 21, 2017, 07:52:13 AM
It's currently 50 and clear in Casper, Venus is shining in the southeast an there is a thin smoke haze from the fires further west and north.

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Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: miraculon on August 21, 2017, 08:31:36 AM
I found a 2D printable pinhole pattern on NASA's web site: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/2d-pdf-files (https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/2d-pdf-files)
I tried drilling out the hole with a sharp drill, but it was kind of fuzzy. I "cauterized" it with my soldering iron and it made a pretty clean hole. I think that it will work.
I printed out the Michigan one. The state images have the percentage of eclipse coverage expected. I am closest to the 78% line, although some charts show somewhat lower numbers.
They are expecting significant cloud cover here, so it may be kind of "dicey" on being able to see it.

Greg H.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: SoMDWx on August 21, 2017, 11:23:52 AM
Yep, plan to do my job......work.....
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: tbrasel on August 21, 2017, 11:53:55 AM
Currently, not a cloud within 100 miles. Clear blue sky & one hour away...
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: WeatherHost on August 21, 2017, 12:20:57 PM
I figure 30 minutes to the start.

Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 21, 2017, 01:39:16 PM
Image from Jackson Wy.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: Bushman on August 21, 2017, 01:58:28 PM
Was a nothing event here.  85% coverage.  Kinda disappointing.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: BigOkie on August 21, 2017, 02:37:51 PM
I don't live in the path of totality but about 89 percent.  This was my solar graph as of about five minutes ago.

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Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: WeatherHost on August 21, 2017, 02:39:05 PM
Clouds had moved in and covered most everything.  I could get a quick half second glimpse under the edge of an awning enough to know where to point the phone camera.   Yard lights all came on.   At full blackout it popped just clear enough to take another quick glimpse and I could see the black disk, but the camera didn't pick it up.  Did get a cool highlighted cloud though.

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Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: SLOweather on August 21, 2017, 02:48:13 PM
Overcast here... :(

Had to get a vicarious fix looking at the solar and temperature graphs:

(http://www.sloweather.com/blog/2017/170821eclipsesolar.png)

(http://www.sloweather.com/blog/2017/170821eclipsetemperature.png)
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 21, 2017, 02:51:44 PM
This was max darkness @98% Valentine ne.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: WeatherHost on August 21, 2017, 02:54:48 PM
Wasn't much of a temperature change that I could attribute to it.  More related to the cloud cover and approaching storm possibility.

Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ggsteve on August 21, 2017, 03:02:34 PM
Ok, THAT WAS COOL!  My wife asked to fly to Nashville for her birthday to see the eclipse.  I'm not a big traveller. but boy did she have a good idea this time.  She booked us into a horse ranch Air b-n-b that couldn't be nicer.  The eclipse finished totality about a half hour ago and it was stunning!  We saw the crescents, the "snakes" on the concrete patio seconds before totality, the diamonds and beads even fewer seconds before totality, two minutes of corona, and then a reverse repeat of the same phenomenon.  Wow.  Only complaint is the crick in my neck from looking straight up from our premium position!
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: dupreezd on August 21, 2017, 03:54:15 PM
Houston, was at 67% and this is the solar graph.
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Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: Jasiu on August 21, 2017, 04:05:54 PM
In Casper, WY, using my Kestral 3500 (under a shady rock), we went from 76.0į down to 63.4į (end of totality).

Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: alanb on August 21, 2017, 04:19:23 PM
Viewing here in east central IA (92% zone) was disappointing at best with overcast skies. It darkened some and the temperature dropped about 2 F. Otherwise it was a non-event IMO.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: saratogaWX on August 21, 2017, 04:34:53 PM
We were in the 74% zone.  Temperature mostly steady while solar radiation did a big dip.
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Post by: BeaverMeadow on August 21, 2017, 04:49:45 PM
Western Mass, through telescope eyepiece, handheld--

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Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: tbrasel on August 21, 2017, 05:17:06 PM
We were in the 91.7% zone.

Interesting observation to note was near a 4 degree temperature drop here in Bentonville Arkansas, starting at 12:17 pm when the temperature was 87.4 degrees, and ending at 1:27 pm, when the temperature bottomed out at 83.3 degrees.

I plan on getting some solar equipment well before 2024, lord willing & if I am around, & also if it's not cloudy then, I think my location is in the 97% path of totality.

This event has triggered the curiosity parameter in archiving my own solar data.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: BeaverMeadow on August 21, 2017, 05:20:43 PM

I plan on getting some solar equipment well before 2024, lord willing & if I am around, & also if it's not cloudy then, I think my location is in the 97% path of totality.


You'll be disappointed if you don't travel to an area that's in totality.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: zackdog on August 21, 2017, 05:39:36 PM
I was in ~92% zone and it was not very spectacular.  It got about as dark as it was at 7:00 am this morning.  It was clear until shortly after the eclipse was over and then the clouds began moving in.  I set my data logger to archive every minute for the duration of the eclipse and have attached the graph of solar and temperature.You can see there was a considerable temperature drop.

Mark
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Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: PaulMy on August 21, 2017, 05:56:38 PM
This is my Blake-Larsen today... it certainly has a dip!

Paul
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 21, 2017, 06:12:15 PM
Unfortunately there was a double fatal accident only 2 miles west of Valentine this morning on HW 20 which is a hop skip and jump  into Wyoming. I have a feeling one vehicle from Minnesota was heading west toward clear skies in Wyoming this morning.  Only speculation but with an event this large very possible.

http://kvsh.com/index.php/2017/08/21/fatal-two-vehicle-accident-west-of-valentine/
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: CW2274 on August 21, 2017, 06:27:40 PM
Check out the visible loop! http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/loop.asp?data_folder=goes-west_goes-east/gevis04&width=640&height=960
 8-)
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: CW2274 on August 21, 2017, 06:35:03 PM
Better yet! http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/170821_g16_vis_b2_conus_anim.gif
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: waiukuweather on August 21, 2017, 07:32:28 PM
it seemed to result in a dispersing/thinning out of the CU cloud in the gulf states while it past across, on that sat image sequence
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 21, 2017, 07:46:29 PM
Visibility was under 1/4 mile this morning you can see on loop here how low it was.
https://www.valentinenebraska.net/jwmerle2.php
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: Farmtalk on August 21, 2017, 08:02:08 PM
Was in the 89% zone, and the NWS Office about 5 miles away in Charleston, WV observed a 9 degree drop (88 degrees down to 79 degrees).

Looked like about an hour before sunset, plenty of light, but a little dim.

Was a neat experience.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: chief-david on August 21, 2017, 09:14:56 PM
I got clouded out. Bummer. Had been waiting for this forever. It did get dark and colder. I say 1 95% eclipse.

Guess this will be my last time to try. 

Traffic on I35 was CRAZY. But in a good way. This many people interested in science is a good thing. The road home was packed from Lathrop, MO to Bethany, MO then slow in Iowa. It took me 4 hours to get from Latrop to DSM. Should only be about 2.5 hours.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse - WHAT A FANTASTIC DAY !!!!
Post by: DW7240 on August 21, 2017, 10:00:32 PM
here you go folks, my contribution (small amount from over 150 shots....from Canada.....
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Post by: DW7240 on August 21, 2017, 10:02:29 PM
part 2....
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Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: chief-david on August 21, 2017, 11:45:06 PM
Unfortunately there was a double fatal accident only 2 miles west of Valentine this morning on HW 20 which is a hop skip and jump  into Wyoming. I have a feeling one vehicle from Minnesota was heading west toward clear skies in Wyoming this morning.  Only speculation but with an event this large very possible.

http://kvsh.com/index.php/2017/08/21/fatal-two-vehicle-accident-west-of-valentine/

MPLS paper tonight

Rosemount woman studying in Omaha killed in eclipse traffic
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A 19-year-old woman from Rosemount, who was about to start her sophomore year at Creighton University in Omaha, was killed Monday in a multivehicle crash on Interstate 80 in Omaha.

Joan Ocampo-Yambing was in the back seat of a Toyota Prius with three other Creighton students on I-80 when a semitrailer truck driver failed to notice that traffic had slowed down. The truck struck the back of the Prius, according to a news release from Omaha police.

The semi then hit another car and came to rest on top of it. That car hit the back of a roll-off trailer being pulled by another semi, police said.

The four students in the Prius and two people in the other car were taken to the hospital. Ocampo-Yambing died there. The others had injuries ranging from serious to critical, police said.

The accident happened shortly before 10 a.m. The Omaha World Herald reported Monday that traffic on I-80 was backed up with cars headed to see the eclipse.

In another story, the newspaper reported that Ocampo-Yambing was a computer science major who would have started her sophomore year this week. She boasted last week on Twitter about self-publishing a book of her poetry.

More than 800 people showed up at the Creighton campus Monday night for a memorial service for Ocampo-Yambing.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: Bunty on August 22, 2017, 12:16:05 AM
Almost 90% coverage here with about a 3.5 degrees temp dip.  That and the somewhat dimmed afternoon sky was interesting.

http://www.stwnewspress.com/news/stillwater-residents-share-glasses-memories-and-moonpies-during-eclipse/article_c929c126-8e0f-57ff-980f-c2b93801ae59.html (http://www.stwnewspress.com/news/stillwater-residents-share-glasses-memories-and-moonpies-during-eclipse/article_c929c126-8e0f-57ff-980f-c2b93801ae59.html)
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse - WHAT A FANTASTIC DAY !!!!
Post by: DanS on August 22, 2017, 03:22:38 AM
here you go folks, my contribution (small amount from over 150 shots....from Canada.....

Well done! Looks like you had some good viewing conditions.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: PaulMy on August 22, 2017, 08:46:07 AM
When I was outside during the event I actually saw very little difference (without actually looking at the sun as I had no eye protection) as we were not in the 100% path but I guess enough solar energy change that my Blake-Larsen Sunrecorder did not indicate any sunshine from about 1:45 to 3:30 pm even though it was mainly sunny during that whole time the same as the hours before and after.  The attached graph shows the sunshine detected (or not detected) by the B-L.

Paul
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 22, 2017, 09:10:23 AM
Niece and friend watched from Missouri area and loved it she reported, and would do again. They drove 25 hours round trip from Houston for 2 minutes of full eclipse.
 
Jasiu Stapleton did clear off for good eclipse but they were really worried even the NWS forecast office said it was touch and go if clouds would clear in time.

Reports of traffic being worse than coming out of a Husker game with area never experiencing this much traffic.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: PaulMy on August 22, 2017, 09:29:37 AM
I had sent my graphs to Ole, the co-creator of the Blake-Larsen Sunrecorder, http://www.sunrecorder.net/ and I guess I am a record setter :roll:
This is his reply:
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Hi Paul,
Thatís awesome Ė first time a BL sun recorder could see a partly eclipse ever.
According NASA the eclipse was about 70% at your place in Canada and the signal drop is very exactly at the time where you had maximum eclipse.

The sensor signal dropped by 20% - wonder what it would have been at a total eclipse.

I donít know where and when he next total eclipse occurs, but will investigate and do some marketing work 😊


Best regards

Ole

Paul
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 22, 2017, 09:39:12 AM
 interesting Paul.. 8-)
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: WeatherHost on August 22, 2017, 09:40:25 AM
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I donít know where and when he next total eclipse occurs,

Paul


2024 should be almost over you, but I don't know where others might be before then.

Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 22, 2017, 09:47:24 AM
Segment from Denver news crew at Stapleton before the eclipse yesterday morning.

http://www.9news.com/news/eclipse/is-there-eclipse-traffic-in-nebraska/465813087
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: BigOkie on August 22, 2017, 11:56:17 AM
Was in the 89% zone, and the NWS Office about 5 miles away in Charleston, WV observed a 9 degree drop (88 degrees down to 79 degrees).

Looked like about an hour before sunset, plenty of light, but a little dim.

Was a neat experience.

We were in the 89% also in Oklahoma, my station recorded about a 2.6 degree temperature drop.  Not as drastic but I do live in a medium to large metro area (Tulsa metro is creeping up on 1,000,000 population if it hasn't already made it there).
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: BigOkie on August 22, 2017, 11:57:29 AM
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I donít know where and when he next total eclipse occurs,

Paul


2024 should be almost over you, but I don't know where others might be before then.

I think where I'm at will be 98% (I don't live far from the track of totality obviously).  Close enough I could drive two hours and be there.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: Tarma on August 22, 2017, 11:58:53 AM
It was about 91% here, but I thought my graph was interesting. (I headed north to Idaho for the event)
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ValentineWeather on August 22, 2017, 12:18:54 PM
Here is pdf from climate reference stations, 6 were located under full eclipse. https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/uscrn/publications/events/Total%20Eclipse%202017.pdf

Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: Jasiu on August 22, 2017, 12:39:23 PM
Responding to a few different threads here...

Re: Minnesota: People parked on both sides of me in Casper were from Minnesota. Both families had driven to Nebraska first and changed plans at the last minute to get to Wyoming.

Valentine: Glad to hear that Stapleton cleared up!!

Traffic: I was so focused on getting to see the totality that it didn't even occur to me to factor in traffic afterward.  The only two ways south out of Casper were at a standstill. I-25 was a parking lot all the way into Colorado.  I delayed driving until after 9pm (hanging out at a rest area - people were camping and making the best of it) and it still took me 5.5 hours to get to Denver. Operating now on 4 hours of sleep after 22 awake.

Totality: For those who have never seen (actually, "experienced" is a better word) totality, it's worth the effort, even though it is waaaay too short!  It's really a separate event from the partial eclipse - no comparison in what you see / feel.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: ocala on August 22, 2017, 07:36:16 PM
Here's the temp graph from north central Florida.
We were about 85%. If you didn't know it was happening you probably couldn't tell by the light because it wasn't that noticeable.
However when standing outside when we were at maximum the heat radiating from the sun was more like January. Not the sweltering August sun which feels like a blow torch.
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: Bushman on August 22, 2017, 07:48:44 PM
Eclipse-related but slightly OT:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/atlantic-salmon-released-cooke-aquaculture-1.4257369  Now I can tell my wife the mistakes I made yesterday were the result of celestial alignment.  ;)
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: up10ad on August 24, 2017, 05:18:36 PM
In my area we only had 74% coverage, but I still took some pics. Can't see much in the actual sun pic, but the iPhone 7 Plus lens flare clearly displayed the transit.
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Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: Randall Kayfes on March 08, 2018, 08:07:58 PM
Greetings, I was fortunate enough to get an invitation to a very secluded location in Central Oregon with about a half dozen astrophotographers.
Each of us a different job and mine was to get corona photos...

Best photo of mine and a video compilation:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/9sdcCfW9zL6P5mxl1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/9sdcCfW9zL6P5mxl1)

https://youtu.be/DcBRldO5sPk (https://youtu.be/DcBRldO5sPk)

Randall
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse.
Post by: PaulMy on March 08, 2018, 08:47:01 PM
Congratulations Randall, those are fabulous!


Paul