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  • Writer's pictureStephen Strum

The 2024 Total Eclipse vs Clouds

Updated: Mar 28



The video at the bottom of the post looks at historical cloud cover trends for April 8th and some sources for cloud forecast data.


LINKS:

-National Weather Service: https://www.weather.gov


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Here is a map of the total eclipse track across the US. Go here for higher-resolution versions: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/5123/



This plot shows the average cloud cover since 1995 for April 8th, with gray areas indicating clouds are more likely and yellow/red areas indicating clear conditions are more likely.

Watch the full video below:



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