Events - GLOBE Observer
GLOBE Observer Connect: October 2023
On 05 October, we held our monthly GLOBE Observer Connect session, a series of short conversations about GLOBE data, science, and the latest updates. Our topic for October was the upcoming annular solar eclipse.
What happens on Earth when the Sun goes dark during an eclipse? In this month’s GLOBE Observer Connect, NASA Langley atmospheric scientist Jason (Brant) Dodson and Henry (Trae) Winter and MaryKay Severino from NASA Eclipse Soundscapes answered questions about how an eclipse changes Earth’s atmosphere and how animals respond to those changes. The discussion helped prepare for making observations during the upcoming 14 October annular eclipse in North and South America.
To learn more about the topics of the webinar, please read the blogs by the featured speakers, "An Astronomical Atmospheric Experiment: A Backyard Astronomer's Guide to Experiencing a Solar Eclipse," and "The Eclipse Soundscapes Project: Experience an Eclipse with All of Your Senses."
Links referenced during the session:
- Eclipse Soundscapes roles (including video)
- Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project
- NASA SpacePlace eclipse resources
- NASA eClips solar eclipse resources
- NASA learning resources about eclipses (K-4)
- My NASA Data lesson, Modeling Sun-Moon Positions for Solar Eclipses
- Big Sun, Small Moon lesson from DIY Sun Science
- Listing of past and future eclipses