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Editor's Note: By Rani Gran and Kelsey Wright, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. The original article from NASA can be found, here . NASA invites eclipse viewers around the country to participate in a nationwide science experiment by collecting cloud and air temperature data and reporting it via their phones. The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment, or GLOBE, Program is a NASA-supported research and education program that encourages students and citizen scientists to collect and analyze environmental observations. GLOBE Observer is...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math STEM Event Topics: Other GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Atmosphere » Air Temperature Atmosphere » Clouds Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Atmosphere and Climate » Building a Thermometer Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Fun Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Watch Atmosphere and Climate » Cloudscape Atmosphere and Climate » Observing Visibility and Sky Color Atmosphere and Climate » Observing, Describing, and Identifying Clouds Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers Teacher's Guide: Protocol Specific Documents Investigation Area Documents

The eclipse is coming, National Moon Day and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  The above is an image of a past total solar eclipse moving across the South Pacific Ocean on March 9, 2016 . Do you see the shadow of the Moon on the surface of the Earth? Read More 2. GREAT MOMENTS:   The Moon is going to take center stage next month.  Get ready for the August  21 total solar eclipse by checking out our eclipse page on this website and learn how you can participate as a citizen scientist.  It also...


Posted in: Curriculum: Language Culture and Arts Science and Math STEM Event Topics: Other GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science Scientist Skills Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Atmosphere » Clouds Earth As a System Atmosphere » Air Temperature Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Fun Atmosphere and Climate » Cloudscape Atmosphere and Climate » Estimating Cloud Cover Atmosphere and Climate » Observing Visibility and Sky Color Atmosphere and Climate » Observing, Describing, and Identifying Clouds Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers

Clouds, mosquitoes and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  This image from just about 12 years ago (11 July 2005), shows a map of the Earth and its global cloud cover. It is based largely on observations by the MODIS sensor on the NASA Terra satellite. "The interaction between atmospheric circulation in the tropics and sub-tropics and cloud structure is highly correlated. Interestingly, changes in the circulation and the consequent shifts of cloud cover lead to differing warming/cooling effects in the northern and southern hemispheres ..."...


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Atmosphere » Aerosols Atmosphere » Clouds Hydrosphere Earth As a System Atmosphere » Precipitation Hydrosphere » Mosquitoes Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers

Educators in Brazil use the Mosquito Habitat Mapper to sample mosquito larvae in a tire track puddle.  Editor's Note: This article was originally published on www.nasa.gov. You can read the original article, here: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-citizen-science-app-tackles-mosquito-borne-disease In many parts of the world, mosquitoes are more than just a summertime nuisance. They spread diseases that kill nearly 2.7 million people a year. Now citizen scientists can use a NASA app to help those working to understand and reduce mosquito-borne diseases. NASA has...


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science General Science Scientist Skills Investigation Areas: Hydrosphere Hydrosphere » Mosquitoes Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers

This summer is going to be an exciting one for citizen scientists. This and more in this week's roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK:  The above is an image of a past total eclipse of the sun. On 21 August the sun will be eclipsed by the moon. This eclipse will be visible to all residents of the United States.  And if you live in the path of totality you will be able to experience a total solar eclipse. This could be a once in a lifetime event -- one you will not want to miss.  To learn more and how to protect your eyes while viewing the eclipse...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math STEM Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, Webinars, etc) Workshops GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science Scientist Skills Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Atmosphere » Clouds Hydrosphere Earth As a System Atmosphere » Air Temperature Hydrosphere » Mosquitoes Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Earth as a System Hydrology Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Watch Atmosphere and Climate » Observing Visibility and Sky Color Atmosphere and Climate » Observing, Describing, and Identifying Clouds Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers Teacher's Guide: Language Language » English Language » Spanish (español)

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Cirrus over Cumulus

This is a great, and fairly typical shot of high thin cirrus over low cumulus clouds in the Tropics.

Photo taken by Doug Stoddard in Puerto Rico.