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Re: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024 (Totallity path from Texas to Maine)

#81 Postby wxman57 » Wed Nov 15, 2023 10:10 am

cycloneye wrote:Who is already making plans to see this total one?


I plan on driving northwest to Kerrville to stay at a former coworker's house there. He's right on the center line.
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Re: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024 (Totallity path from Texas to Maine)

#82 Postby cajungal » Wed Nov 15, 2023 11:07 am

We are camping in Point, Texas near the lake for the eclipse. Excited
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Re: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024 (Totallity path from Texas to Maine)

#83 Postby cycloneye » Wed Nov 15, 2023 11:16 am

Hopefully, the weather cooperates that day for those who are going to see it in the totallity areas.
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Re: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024 (Totallity path from Texas to Maine)

#84 Postby cycloneye » Sat Nov 18, 2023 9:11 am

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024 (Totallity path from Texas to Maine)

#85 Postby cycloneye » Fri Dec 08, 2023 1:32 pm

Only 4 months.

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024 (Totallity path from Texas to Maine)

#86 Postby cycloneye » Thu Dec 28, 2023 9:18 am

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024 (Totallity path from Texas to Maine)

#87 Postby tolakram » Thu Dec 28, 2023 10:30 am

I bought 4 pairs of glasses, a book with 2 cardboard glasses (just in case) and a special eclipse road atlas. Hoping for good weather. On a clear day we are 20 minutes away from totality. Cloudy day, who knows!
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Re: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024 (Totallity path from Texas to Maine)

#88 Postby snownado » Sat Dec 30, 2023 9:48 am

Some interesting El Nino climate statistics for the upcoming Solar Eclipse...

https://skyandtelescope.org/2024-total- ... oud-cover/

What will El Niño do to the weather prospects for the 2024 total solar eclipse?


When it comes to viewing a total solar eclipse, weather is everything. And weather across North America on April 8, 2024, can be an iffy prospect. The El Niño event that began doesn’t change that big picture, but it does introduce some complexity that might affect your travel plans.

If you’ve looked at the cloud climatology on my website, you’re already aware that the month of April poses a challenge when it comes to finding one particular five-minute period in the month during which the sky is clear in the direction of the Sun.

The average April cloud cover is lowest in the south, over Mexico and Texas, and becomes steadily gloomier as you go north along the track. There are, however, a few places along the way where cloud conditions improve, especially along the south shores of Lakes Erie and Ontario. Those prospects make Cleveland, Ohio; Erie, Pennsylvania; and Rochester, New York, worth watching as eclipse day approaches.

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This cloud climatology is based on more than 20 years of data collected from orbit by NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites. These data are not without complications, but for comparison of one region with another, they serve the purpose. They have to, as there is nothing else (except for other satellites), since most airports in Canada and the U.S. stopped collecting sunshine data in the 1990s. The satellites pass overtop of you every day, one at mid-morning and the other, mid-afternoon.

However, earlier this year, a much-anticipated El Niño event began in the tropical Pacific Ocean. El Niño occurs when sea-surface temperatures along the equator begin to warm and rise more than ½°C (1°F) above normal for at least 7 months. Currently, those temperatures are more than 1°C above normal, and while the phenomenon hasn’t lasted long enough to be formally categorized just yet, it has been given a greater than 90% chance of continuing into winter and becoming a full-fledged El Niño.

El Niños disrupt the global climate—in fact, after the annual cycle of seasons, it’s the strongest of Earth’s climate-forcing mechanisms. Now, the question that’s coming up in eclipse discussions is, “What’s El Niño going to do to the cloud-cover prospects in April?”

While Aqua and Terra haven’t been around long enough to give a good answer to that question, other polar-orbiting satellites have, going back as far as 1979. I downloaded the cloud-cover measurements extracted from these satellites and separated the El Niño years from the neutral years. Then, for each data point used to construct the map, I subtracted the neutral-year cloud values from the El Niño years. (I classified the April measurements as being El Niño-influenced based on the January–March ocean temperatures, since the warming tends to fall back in the spring, weakening or ending El Niño.)

Here is the resulting map over North America:

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There are some unexpected results. Along the eclipse track, from Durango in Mexico to the Missouri Bootheel and even as far as Carbondale, Illinois, the analysis shows a reduction in cloudiness of 5–15%. The greatest El Niño impact is in Texas, near San Antonio and Austin. It’s a clear-cut case of “them as has, gets,” since the Texas Hill Country was already the best place in the United States for viewing April’s show.

Unfortunately, beyond southern Illinois, the impact of El Niño is muted, with a cloud-cover change of less than 2% except for a part of the track near Montreal. There is some evidence in the map that mountainous areas are less likely to be affected by Pacific warming, over Mexico and the Appalachians.

If you have plans to view totality along the southern parts of the track, then El Niño works for you. Elsewhere, it doesn’t make a whole lot of difference — just watch the forecasts and pick your viewing site a little closer to eclipse day.
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Re: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024 (Totallity path from Texas to Maine)

#89 Postby cycloneye » Mon Jan 01, 2024 7:06 am

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024 (Totallity path from Texas to Maine)

#90 Postby cycloneye » Mon Jan 08, 2024 8:16 pm

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024 (Totallity path from Texas to Maine)

#91 Postby cycloneye » Tue Jan 16, 2024 9:18 am

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024 (Totallity path from Texas to Maine)

#92 Postby cycloneye » Wed Feb 14, 2024 8:56 am

Only 54 days left. Have you started making plans? Where are you going?

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024 (Totallity path from Texas to Maine)

#93 Postby snownado » Mon Feb 19, 2024 9:07 am

cycloneye wrote:Only 54 days left. Have you started making plans? Where are you going?

https://i.imgur.com/UNr58Bj.jpeg

https://i.imgur.com/QciaSsn.jpeg


I'll be going to my backyard. 8-)
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Re: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024 (Totallity path from Texas to Maine)

#94 Postby cycloneye » Tue Feb 20, 2024 12:43 pm

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024 (Totallity path from Texas to Maine)

#95 Postby cycloneye » Wed Feb 21, 2024 8:17 am

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024 (Totallity path from Texas to Maine)

#96 Postby cycloneye » Sat Feb 24, 2024 9:09 am

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024 (Totallity path from Texas to Maine)

#97 Postby cajungal » Sat Feb 24, 2024 9:33 am



I will be 123, I plan to be there
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Re: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024 (Totallity path from Texas to Maine)

#98 Postby cycloneye » Sun Feb 25, 2024 8:03 pm

Interersting about the temperature drop during a total eclipse.

 https://twitter.com/NationalEclipse/status/1761919008104698064


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Re: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024 (Totallity path from Texas to Maine)

#99 Postby cycloneye » Wed Feb 28, 2024 12:34 pm

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024 (Totallity path from Texas to Maine)

#100 Postby snownado » Sun Mar 03, 2024 4:46 pm

This was posted by NWS Buffalo. It's past satellite images taken during the time of the upcoming Solar Eclipse from 1979 through 2023.

https://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/loops/ ... _8ths.html
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