2024 Total Solar Eclipse: Prediction vs. Reality – NASA Science

2024 Total Solar Eclipse: Prediction vs. Reality – NASA Science

The researchers used the Aitken, Electra, and Pleiades supercomputers at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing facility, located at the agency’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley. With near-real-time data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory and ESA’s (the European Space Agency) and NASA’s Solar Orbiter, they created a dynamic model of the corona. The team’s model … Read more

NASA’s LRO Observes 2024 Solar Eclipse Shadow – NASA

NASA’s LRO Observes 2024 Solar Eclipse Shadow – NASA

As the Moon blotted out the Sun to viewers across the United States during the April 8 solar eclipse, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) captured an image from some 223,000 miles away of the highly anticipated celestial event. There are three cameras that comprise the LRO camera (LROC) suite: two Narrow Angle Cameras (NAC) and … Read more

The April 8 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA

The April 8 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA

5 Min Read The April 8 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA A total solar eclipse is seen in Dallas on April 8, 2024. A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the North American continent from Mexico’s Pacific coast to the Atlantic coast of Newfoundland, Canada. A partial solar eclipse … Read more

More Than 36,000 Volunteers Helped Do NASA Eclipse Science

More Than 36,000 Volunteers Helped Do NASA Eclipse Science

Many more volunteers used specialized gear—DSLR cameras, telescopes, audiomoth recorders, and Ham Radio sets—taking data for the Dynamic Eclipse Broadcast Initiative, the Eclipse Megamovie project, Citizen CATE 2024, Eclipse Soundscapes, and the HamSCI project. These data will trace plumes and ejections of matter in the solar corona, track waves in the ionosphere, and reveal how animals, birds and insects reacted to the eclipse.  Source … Read more

NASA Wallops Launches 3 Rockets During Eclipse in Virginia – NASA

NASA Wallops Launches 3 Rockets During Eclipse in Virginia – NASA

Three Black Brant IX sounding rockets launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia April 8, 2024, during the solar eclipse. The rockets launched for the Atmospheric Perturbations around Eclipse Path (APEP) mission to study the disturbances in the electrified region of Earth’s atmosphere known as the ionosphere created when the Moon eclipses the Sun. … Read more

Harnessing the 2024 Eclipse for Ionospheric Discovery with HamSCI

Harnessing the 2024 Eclipse for Ionospheric Discovery with HamSCI

5 min read NASA Partnerships Bring 2024 Total Solar Eclipse to Everyone On Monday, April 8, NASA and its partners will celebrate the wonders of the total solar eclipse as it passes over North America, with the path of totality in the United States, from Kerrville, Texas, to Houlton, Maine. Source link

Scientists Pursue the Total Solar Eclipse with NASA Jet Planes

Scientists Pursue the Total Solar Eclipse with NASA Jet Planes

In the past, solar eclipses have driven numerous scientific discoveries. For this solar eclipse, NASA is funding several scientific experiments – including the three using the WB-57s – to make measurements during the eclipse. NASA’s WB-57s fly much higher than commercial aircraft. This altitude allows the jets to fly above clouds – meaning no chance … Read more

NASA Partnerships Bring 2024 Total Solar Eclipse to Everyone – NASA

NASA Partnerships Bring 2024 Total Solar Eclipse to Everyone – NASA

On Monday, April 8, NASA and its partners will celebrate the wonders of the total solar eclipse as it passes over North America, with the path of totality in the United States, from Kerrville, Texas, to Houlton, Maine. Eclipses are an important contribution to NASA’s research into the Sun’s outer atmosphere, or corona, and the … Read more

Scientists Use NASA Data to Predict Solar Corona Before Eclipse

Scientists Use NASA Data to Predict Solar Corona Before Eclipse

To build their model, researchers at Predictive Science use measurements of the Sun’s changing magnetic field at the solar surface to drive their model in near real-time. A key to this innovation was creating an automated process that converts raw data from SDO to show how magnetic flux and energy are injected into the corona … Read more