Spaaaaace

Overall the weather is expected to be fair to overcast across most of the path of totality. Such is the problem of spring weather.

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Assuming the clouds stay away the comet 12P Pons-Brooks may be barely visible during the eclipse.

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Comedy Fox GIF by Bob's Burgers

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Eclipse forecast, as of this morning.

Start looking for flights to Maine or Vermont

Oh no…

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Positive signs of clearing skies

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“Its images are so detailed that it could resolve a golf ball from around 15 miles away”

What’s so amazing about that? We already know what golf balls look like.

/s

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And every news outlet is mindlessly repeating that blurb. Heard about it yesterday on the radio, “this camera can take a picture of a golf ball from 15 km away”.
I have a couple of cameras that also can take a picture of a golf ball from 15 km away. Heck, make that 150 km. You won’t be able to see the golf ball in the picture, but I mean, technically…

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I love this one.

original

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this time, korgano is really gonna get her, although briefly.

always liked this episode, despite its low ranking; classic star trek, nice plot idea, minimal cast, and feels like theater (brent spiner just kills it.)

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Season 9 Reaction GIF by The Office

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Latest forecast

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maculategiraffe

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Space Themed Cover Songs

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there is some hope for better conditions in the path of totality;

Solar eclipses make their own weather–starting with the temperature. How much the temperature falls depends on the humidity. Dry environments could see a drop of 8 to 14 degrees, less so if it’s humid. According to NASA, an eclipse in Zambia on June 21, 2001, reduced the temperature nearly 15 degrees.

The reduction in temperature can make clouds disappear. Satellites observing eclipses from Earth orbit have detected many examples. A 10-year study just published in Nature found that cumulus clouds begin dissipating when a mere 15 percent of the sun is covered. In some cases, clouds didn’t start to return until 50 minutes after maximum eclipse.

This could be good news for eclipse chasers in Mexico and Texas, where widespread cloudcover is expected on April 8th. The eclipse itself might help clear the sky

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