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06 June: South American Eclipse 2019 Webinar: “How Cool is the Eclipse? Collect Data with GLOBE”


South American Eclipse 2019 graphic

On 02 July 2019, a total solar eclipse will pass across the southern part of South America. The eclipse will begin over the Pacific Ocean, and the lunar shadow will enter South America near La Serena, Chile, and will end near Chascomús, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Outside this path, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in the rest of Chile and Argentina, as well as in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay; and in parts of Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, and Panama.

On Thursday, 06 June (9:30 a.m. EDT/13:30 UTC), the webinar “How Cool is the Eclipse? Collect Data with GLOBE” will be presented. Eclipses are amazing astronomical experiences, but also a wonderful opportunity to collect Earth science data. In this webinar, we will share ways that you can collect data with your students during the eclipse, including clouds and air temperature via the GLOBE Observer app and surface temperature and other variables through the full GLOBE Program data entry, as well as more subjective and artistic ways to capture the experience.

This is Webinar #2 in a series of webinars that are intended for GLOBE teachers and students in South America (especially Argentina and Chile; however, they are open to anyone who is interested) to learn about eclipses, to prepare to collect GLOBE data, and to get some tips for analyzing the data they collect. The webinars will be held in Spanish.

To register for the webinar, click here.

To view the main page for webinars, including Webinar #1 “Introduction to Eclipses,” click here.  

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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office