News - GLOBE Observer
11/03/2023Spotlight on the October 2023 Annular Eclipse
Thank you to everyone who participated in data collection during the annular solar eclipse on 14 October 2023! Our team is working on a more detailed analysis of the data (stay tuned for more on that later), but we wanted to share a few preliminary stats and highlight some images from volunteer scientists and GLOBE Observer team members. >>
09/30/2023GLOBE Eclipse Tool - Available Now!
Most people who live in North, Central, or South America will experience an annular or “ring of fire” eclipse on 14 October 2023! On this day, the Moon will move between the Earth and Sun, blocking all but a glowing ring of light for several minutes. What happens in the atmosphere when the Moon blocks the Sun’s light, even briefly? GLOBE invites everyone to help answer that question by recording changes in temperature and sky conditions on 14 October, even if you are only experiencing a partial eclipse. The updated GLOBE Eclipse tool is available in practice mode now in the app! (Visible to users in North, Central, and South America.) >>
09/30/2023La herramienta GLOBE Eclipse - ¡disponible ahora!
¡La mayoría de las personas que viven en América del Norte, Central o del Sur experimentarán un eclipse anular o “anillo de fuego” el 14 de octubre de 2023! En este día, la Luna se moverá entre la Tierra y el Sol, bloqueando todo excepto un anillo de luz brillante durante varios minutos. ¿Qué sucede en la atmósfera cuando la Luna bloquea la luz del Sol, aunque sea brevemente? GLOBE invita a todos a ayudar a responder esa pregunta registrando los cambios en la temperatura y las condiciones del cielo el 14 de octubre, incluso si solo estás experimentando un eclipse parcial. ¡La herramienta GLOBE Eclipse actualizada ya está disponible en modo práctica en la aplicación! (Visible para usuarios de Norteamérica, Centroamérica y Sudamérica). >>
09/27/2023An Astronomical Atmospheric Experiment: A Backyard Astronomer's Guide to Experiencing a Solar Eclipse
Dr. Brant Dodson, a researcher at NASA's Langley Research Center, describes the effects on the atmosphere we can expect during an eclipse and the research he did using data collected by GLOBE volunteer scientists during the total solar eclipse on 21 August 2017. >>
08/23/2023GLOBE Observer Data Quality: Updating Quality Flags for a Fresh Assessment
Building off of Amos et al. (2020)’s work, NASA intern Jessica Mo helped generate and implement quality checks for data submitted through GLOBE Observer’s citizen science protocols. Read on to learn what Jessica discovered through her analysis. >>
06/20/2023Fire in the Sky
The United State’s East Coast has experienced smoke plumes from Canadian wildfires in recent weeks, causing air quality issues across the region. With the GO clouds tool, GLOBE volunteers have been reporting their observations and images of this evolving event. Smoke affects communities around the world. In this guest blog post, educator and scientist Samantha Borah talks about smoke and air quality on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North and South Dakota, United States. >>
04/26/2023Peter Falcon interviewed on Third Pod from the Sun
Peter Falcon, a member of the GLOBE Observer team based at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was recently featured on the podcast "Third Pod from the Sun" presented by the American Geophysical Union. >>