Total solar eclipse weather: Will your city have clear skies on Monday?

DALLAS (AP) — Few believe in witnessing Monday's total solar eclipse Instead of being obscured by the moon, the sun is seen to be obscured by clouds.

There's still plenty of time for forecasts to change, but meteorologists predict eclipse-day storms could blanket areas. of the pathIt stretches from Mexico and Texas through Maine and parts of Canada.

If the clouds don't get in the way, the audience is on the trail Wear eclipse glasses He will see the Moon begin to slowly obscure the Sun until it completely blocks it, a A period of darkness known as “totality”. During this the temperature drops and the Sun's corona becomes visible.

What is the forecast for the path of the eclipse?

Clouds are expected for much of Monday's eclipse, allowing storms to move across Central America

Mark Senard, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said the Northeast U.S. currently has the best chance of clear skies, along with parts of Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois.

Canada, too, there may be only a light cloud that does not significantly affect visibility. High, thin clouds should still allow the sun to be seen during the eclipse, while low, dense clouds may obscure the view entirely.

Areas in question include Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Texas. Northeast Texas, Senard says, “could go either way at this point.” Mexico will have low to moderate cloud cover.

Dushari Jayasekara, a professor of physics at Southern Illinois University, watched the 2017 eclipse from Carbondale, Illinois, where it was partially obscured by clouds. From her vantage point at the university's Saluki Stadium, the scene faded as the last sliver of sun was blotted out by the moon. The crowd was quiet.

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“It was dark, but we couldn't see the sun,” he said. The clouds parted again during totality, allowing those in Carbondale to see the full effect.

How accurate are eclipse weather forecasts?

“Uncertainty is still high,” Senard said. As storms move across the country, it's difficult for meteorologists to predict exactly where and when the clouds will arrive.

Weather conditions in the northeastern United States look promising so far, but the timing and speed of Monday's storms could affect how cloud cover looks in other parts of the country.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Weather Prediction Center Update eclipse forecast daily Until Monday.

How can I see a solar eclipse if it's cloudy or raining?

Eclipse watchers can still watch the total solar eclipse online.

NASA will stream the telescope Views of the Sun and on NASA TV beginning at 1 p.m. EDT. Associated Press journalists will also be brought Live coverage Eclipse from across the path, starting at 10 a.m. EDT, with views of Mazatlán, Mexico, and other locations.

The Laboratory museum, Time and date And laziness Eclipse day footage will also be broadcast.


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