Monday’s Solar Eclipse: Everything You Need To Know! Timing/Events/ Food

Monday's Solar Eclipse: Everything You Need To Know! Timing/Events/ Food

Monday’s Solar Eclipse: Everything You Need To Know! Timing/Events/ Food

ROBERTSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – This Monday’s solar eclipse should be a lot of fun if the weather will get out of the way for us.  Weather models are predicting cloud cover but we believe there is a fair chance for decent openings throughout the eclipse and clouds may dissipate as we approach the peak of the eclipse.

MECHANICS: As an approximation, in Robertson County, Tennessee, we can expect to witness a partial solar eclipse with coverage ranging from approximately 90% to 98% totality as the moon passes in front of the sun. The eclipse is projected to begin around 12:44 p.m., peak at about 94.78% coverage at 2:03 p.m., and conclude around 3:20 p.m. These times may vary slightly based on your exact location and local conditions.

As the eclipse moves across the United States it will just clip the top far left corner of Tennessee so any distance you move in that direction, the better the show will be but, wherever you are, it will be a pretty good show.

GROUPS? If you would like to enjoy the event with a lot of likewise eclipse enthusiasts you may want to head over to Stewart Williams Furniture on Memorial in Springfield. DIRECTIONS We’re told they will have eclipse experts available for educational purposes and food vendors will be on standby to fuel eclipse-induced hunger pains.

We have added some wonderful eclipse-related data links for you below and an excellent write-up on Monday’s eclipse by Smokey’s weather guy Will Jones.


Climatology for the April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse.

The best webpage for information about the eclipse itself from our friends at NASA

A local perspective on Monday’s Eclipse. Will Jones – Springfield, Tn

As you know, we experienced an eclipse in 2017 when the moon was a little further away from the earth which caused the path of totality to be a little thinner. That eclipse in 2017 had a path of between 62 to 70 miles wide. During this Monday’s eclipse, the path over North America will range between 110 to 125 miles wide.

For the eclipse on Monday it looks like in a long range weather forecast, that more people will be able to experience it this time due to clear skies along the path of totality. For us in the US the event will start in Texas and head northeast through Maine. Timing for us in Middle Tn is starting at 12:45 AM Central Time til 3:20 PM Central Time. The best times for us is between 1:30 PM til 2:00 PM for totality of darkness. We have a high probability of a clear sky in Robertson County for that date as far as I can tell right now.

What will happen is that the event will put a narrow strip of land into total darkness for a short period of time which sometimes effect animal and bird habits. Some animals have a tendency to go to rest like the end of the day and others, such as turtles, have a tendency to mate during this period of time.

The eclipse in 2017 had a total duration of 2 minutes and 40 seconds. This year if a person is in the middle of the totality of the eclipse they will experience 4 minutes and 28 seconds of total darkness. We in Robertson County, will experience about 95% totality which means a shorter time with the peak around 2:03 PM.

The stages of a total solar eclipse include: partial eclipse, shadow bands, Baily’s Beads, Diamond Ring, and totality. The totality stage is the only time observers can view the eclipse with the naked eye. Another thing that we may see this time is solar flares shooting out from the surface of the sun. If this occurs at the full eclipse time we could see the flares plainly showing off from the surface of the sun just as the moon completely covers the sun. Many think is a good possibility this year due to the extra solar flare activity that is going on this year. Since we are not in 100% totality we will need special eclipse glasses to see these flares since part of the sun will be visibly along the edges of the moon. If you can see these flares consider it a special treat for you.

Solar flares effect the geometric or earth’s noise level on radio transmission. What normally we experience in these events are noisy AM stations or radio signals being diminished for a short period of time. These are called geomagnetic storms that are caused by the solar energy being cast toward the earth from the solar flares. This involves what is called “solar wind” coming from the sun toward the earth in the form of charged particles released from the corona of the sun. This “plasma” contains electrons, protons and alpha particles with kinetic energy and does not effect us physically.


Related Reports Eclipse 2017:

Robertson County Readies For Solar Eclipse (2017)

431/Memorial Roadway Project To Halt For Eclipse/Fair Thanks To Legislators Roberts/Kumar (2107)

Eclipse: How To Prepare & What To Expect (2017)

Eclipse: We Want to Hear From You (2017)

Eclipse Scientists Scream At Totality In Springfield Tennessee (2017)

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