On Monday, August 21, 12 million Americans will look out their windows and see their typical daytime view enshrouded in darkness – at least for a few minutes, anyway – during the 2017 Eclipse Across America. This rare total solar eclipse will stretch from Oregon to South Carolina over a span of four hours.
A select few of those within the path of the eclipse are choosing to cast aside their protective glasses and focus instead on the glow of their computer screens. Using a major international scientific data collection program, GLOBE.gov, amateur scientists and private citizens will be able to measure temperature, clouds and wind data during the eclipse, and capture that data in one place to enable further study of the effects of lower solar energy on weather patterns across the planet. READ MORE