You can help play a part in the solar eclipse

Screenshot of NASA's GLOBE Observer App. Credit: NASA

NASA has just launched a new application that will allow you to help play a part in science for the solar eclipse on August 21st.  The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment, also known as GLOBE, is a way for citizens to help collect data on clouds and air temperature.  NASA wants to engage as many citizens in being a part of the eclipse no matter the weather that day.  They are also encouraging people not under the path of totality to collect data and submit it on the app.  Data received from areas under a partial eclipse is just as valuable as it allows scientists to compare the data with observations taken under the path of totality.  To join in on the science, all you need to do is download the GLOBE Observer application and create a free account.  Instructions on how to record and submit observations will be in the app once your account has been created.  For more information about this awesome opportunity, check out the video below!

-Post contributed by WANE Weather Intern Erika Goshorn

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