|Maximum eclipse from Banbury|
Image credit: timeanddate.com
|The Sun, Moon and Earth during an eclipse|
Image credit: Telegraph.co.uk
We are planning to film the eclipse and hope to put a live feed on this page (weather permitting). We will also be taking part in the solar eclipse weather experiment organised by Stargazing Live and the University of Reading. Students will be measuring wind speed, temperature and making estimates of percentage cloud cover during the eclipse. This will help us to understand more about phenomena such as the eclipse wind - when the cooling of the air during an eclipse can lead to changes in wind flow. Meteorologists are hoping to obtain the largest ever number of weather related measurements for this year's eclipse, providing valuable data which will help enhance our understanding of how the atmosphere responds to these events.
To read more about the weather experiment visit: http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/outreach/newex_2015/index.html
If you are a student at the Space Studio and would like to be involved in taking weather measurements or photographs, please see Miss Flood before Friday to be assigned a role.