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On October 14th Millions Witness Spectacular 'Ring of Fire' Eclipse: GLOBE's Global Effort to Understand Its Effects

GME UT: On October 14, 2023, a breathtaking annular solar eclipse graced the skies, casting a mesmerizing "ring of fire" effect across North, Central, and South America. This celestial spectacle, visible in parts of the United States, Mexico, and several countries in South and Central America, captivated millions of people across the Western Hemisphere. But it wasn't just stargazers who marveled at this cosmic event; scientists and researchers seized this unique opportunity to collect crucial data about the eclipse's effects on the atmosphere.

In an extraordinary collaborative effort, GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) coordinated data collection at 1367 sites worldwide for all GLOBE protocols. This global initiative brought together 226 organizations, all united by their dedication to scientific exploration and environmental stewardship. The main focus of this data collection was the measurement of surface temperatures a vital aspect of understanding the eclipse's influence on our planet .

GLOBE expressed its heartfelt appreciation for the remarkable teamwork displayed by the scientists, researchers, and volunteers who joined forces to make this massive data collection a reality. This international effort illustrates the remarkable power of collaborative science, showcasing how a shared curiosity about the universe can drive humanity's understanding of our world and beyond. The 226 organizations' contributions are greatly appreciated for their role in helping scientists enhance environmental research and protect our planet's future.