Did we seriously lose the day and age where we can make eclipse boxes, use a scope to project the Sun’s image, or just enjoy an eclipse without people thinking even being outside during it is like the apocalypse? What will the weather be like? Read on for details …
Schools in Hemet and San Jacinto are keeping their kids inside during the solar eclipse. It’s like no one is allowed outside during it. Are they going to go instantly blind? Are they going to spontaneously combust? Be sent to another time via a wormhole that opens up between the Sun and the Earth? NO … None of that. It just simply means do not look at the Sun … just like if it wasn’t in an eclipse. Do you stare at it? No … so have fun with this event. Teachers and administration cannot be this thick to not understand science can they?
I remember a time when we were able to go outside and construct eclipse boxes with pinholes to watch the eclipse. They were effective ways to see the shape of the Sun without having to look at it. The school set side an hour to go out and enjoy the event, not keep the kids inside like nuclear missiles are raining down and you’re in a freakin’ bomb shelter. So go outside and plan a nice hour to build eclipse boxes and teach the kids something fun other than thinking the worst.
So how’s the weather going to be? Given the event is at 10:30am on Monday morning one would assume that the marine layer will be out. In looking ahead I do see a monsoonal intrusion, which often gets rid of the marine layer … but this time it should cut it close. Coastal areas may have the marine layer while inland valleys do not. The mountain/desert regions will have clouds moving through at times due to the monsoonal flow … and maybe even some towering cumulus over the area. In other words as long as you are not along the immediate coast you should see this.
The eclipse will be just over 60%, meaning the Moon will cover over half of the Sun for those in Southern California. As for me… Well I’m heading to Idaho to see this event in 100% totality. IF the connection is good … I may go live.