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Help NASA Collect Data During The Eclipse With GLOBE Observer App

How Cool is the Eclipse?

The Earth is solar-powered. So what happens when the Sun's light is blocked, even temporarily? If you measure air and surface temperature, how cool is the eclipse?

Help us answer these questions and others by collecting citizen science data using the GLOBE Observer app during the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21st, 2017.

* Observe how the eclipse changes atmospheric conditions near you.
* Contribute to a citizen science database used by scientists and students to study the effects of eclipses on the atmosphere
* Provide comparison data even if you are not in the path of totality
* The eclipse app button is already visible within GLOBE Observer, and you can make clouds measurements now. Air temperature measurement will become available on August 18th.

Get the app here.

Answers to other questions here.

Printable GLOBE Observer materials and other activities here.  


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Credits

Michelle Handleman (USRA): Lead Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
Kristen L. Weaver (SSAI): Interviewee
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