The Eclipse as a Satellite saw it

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This post was written by Schnack on August 22, 2017

Solar Eclipse 2024

Here was a look at the eclipse at different stages across eastern Iowa Monday afternoon.

Now that the eclipse across the US today is over…it is time to look ahead at the next one to cross the country. The next one will cross the US from Texas to Maine on Monday, April 8, 2024 around 2 PM central time.

 

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This post was written by Schnack on August 21, 2017

Eclipse Timing for Eastern Iowa

A Total Solar Eclipse will cross the US from coast to coast on Monday, August 21. We will be on the north side of the path of totality.

So it will not be a total eclipse for us but, about 90% of the sun will be blocked by the moon for a short time. Here is a look at some of the times for specific towns in eastern Iowa or an average for all of eastern Iowa.

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This post was written by Schnack on August 9, 2017

Perseid Meteor Shower this Weekend

Perseid Meteor Shower this weekend. Good viewing weather is expected. Mostly clear to partly cloudy sky is expected both nights with low temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

 

If you have seen this on the web it is not true. “Best in 96 years” …..nope.

Click here for more details.

 

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This post was written by Schnack on August 8, 2017

Clouds on August 21

It is still too early to know where the clouds will be on August 21 for the total solar eclipse this year. Here is a look back at where the clouds were for the last 10 years on August 21.

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This post was written by Schnack on August 4, 2017

“Northern Lights” may be visible in Iowa Sunday night

We don’t get the chance to see them very often, but from time-to-time the “Aurora Borealis”, also known as the “Northern Lights” are visible from Iowa.  That will be the case late Sunday night (after 10 PM) for portions of Iowa, especially the farther north you live.  To catch a glimpse, it’s best to be away from city lights, looking low in the north sky.

The Space Weather Prediction Center has issued a “moderate geomagnetic storm watch” for July 16-17.  Click here to learn more about the Aurora Borealis.

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on July 15, 2017

Northern Lights

The Northern Lights were seen Saturday night from Hubbard (Hardin County) .Video taken by Paul Brooks.

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This post was written by Schnack on May 29, 2017

A 1918 article mentioning 2017

Here is a newspaper article from June 1918 about the solar eclipse. Notice the mention of the next total eclipse at the top…2017. The time is hear. Click here for much more information about the August 2017 total solar eclipse across the US.

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This post was written by Schnack on May 9, 2017

In the sky tonight

Bad timing for the sky to be mostly cloudy. If you do have breaks over you take a look up.

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This post was written by Schnack on February 10, 2017