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Observations from the GLOBE Community during the 2020 Total Solar Eclipse

Posted on January 8, 2021 - 4:21 PM CST

Tags: General Public | Outreach | Citizen Science | Earth Science

On Dec. 14, 2020, South America experienced its second total solar eclipse in two years. While the current situation prevented many from traveling to the area, GLOBE community members in the region were able to contribute data using the Eclipse tool in the GLOBE Observer app. GLOBE students in Argentina also submitted video questions about the eclipse, with several answered during NASA’s live broadcast.

On the day of the eclipse, we received over 960 air temperature measurements from South America, with 856 in the area experiencing the eclipse, as well as 232 clouds observations. These represent contributions from nearly 100 unique observers. For more: