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). >>
09/29/2023The Eclipse Soundscapes Project: Experience an Eclipse with All of Your Senses
Solar eclipses can generate lots of excitement, but we often talk about “seeing” or “viewing” an eclipse as if it were a purely visual phenomenon. However, there are many ways to experience a solar eclipse. You may feel the air get chilly. You may also feel or hear the wind change. Plus, you can listen as animals around you respond to these changes. Eclipse Soundscapes provides a way for you to report your observations of animal behavior. >>
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. >>
07/12/2021New Features on the GLOBE Observer App are Now Available!
Monday, 12 July marked the release of a number of changes and additions to the GLOBE Observer app. For GLOBE Observers, the app includes a redesign of the Mosquito Habitat Mapper app (in time for the upcoming Mosquito Habitat Photo Challenge – 25 July to 25 August). >>
12/22/20202020 Total Solar Eclipse – Observations from the GLOBE Community
Read about the preliminary results of the data collection during the total solar eclipse in South America on 14 December 2020, and see a few of the photos shared by members of the GLOBE Community in the eclipse's path. >>
11/24/2020Educator Options with the GLOBE Teacher vs. GLOBE Observer Account Types
The options available through the GLOBE Program can be complex, and it can be difficult for teachers or other educators to determine the best way to use GLOBE Observer with their students or program participants. Different choices will make sense in different circumstances. This article describes some of the main options with GLOBE, and what each one can and can’t do, with a particular focus on how they might work for teachers or other facilitators running programs for students, or students and families. >>
10/30/2020GLOBE Website Upgrade
The website’s upgrade transition period is planned for 12 November through 16 November. During this period, sign in to the site will be turned off, and as such, users will not be able to add data. For the GLOBE Observer app, users will not be able to submit data within the app. However, users will still be able to make and store observations on the app to be uploaded to the site at a later time (after the upgrade is complete). >>
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