Mainly Sunny Monday

Good morning!

With mainly sunny skies, expect highs in the low to mid 80s, along with a southwest wind at 5-10 mph. Today’s solar eclipse will be visible starting, depending on your exact location, between 1:25 and 1:29 PM, and ending between 3:56 and 3:59 PM. The peak of the eclipse is, location dependent, between 2:44 and 2:47 PM, when 60-65% of the Sun will be covered by the Moon. With that said, never look directly at the sun; use eclipse glasses, a pinhole projector, or other proper protection to view today’s eclipse. SUNGLASSES DO NOT WORK!

NASA will also be live streaming eclipse coverage at https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive/ from 12 PM to 4 PM, which will include views within the areas of totality. (The path of totality enters the U.S. in the Pacific Northwest, also running through the Midwest, and leaving the country in the Southeast.)

Also, a few scattered clouds cannot be ruled out today.

Speaking of eclipses and their paths of totality, we will get a much closer pass with a solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, when we will have 93-97% of the Sun obscured here, and that eclipse’s totality will run through northern New England.

Have a great day!
-Nathan

Published by Nathan Coram

Hello! I'm Nathan Coram, a 19 year old meteorology student and weather geek, and am going into my junior year at UMass Lowell as a meteorology major. I am the current Vice President of the UML American Meteorological Society Local Student Chapter. Prior to at UML, I attended the Dracut school system for my K-12 years, having graduated from Dracut High in 2018. I first got into weather with the December 2008 ice storm, which knocked out my electricity for 4 days. I had no idea how it could be raining and becoming ice immediately, and how rain can knock out power. (Now I do - warm layer aloft, cold air at surface). But I didn't really get into it until the heat of July 2010 and specifically a few severe weather events during that month, followed by the year 2011, which featured several high profile weather events. Since then I have had a growing interest, and am hoping to make it into the meteorology field, preferably with NOAA/NWS. But for now, I'm blogging here, helping with the UML Weather Center social media, and tweeting about the weather on my own account as well. Thanks for visiting!

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