Eclipse Megamovie Project

Hope everyone is gearing up for Australia’s solar eclipse. It’ll be my first chance of totality, so I’ve got fingers crossed that the clouds will stay away.

I wanted to let you know about the Eclipse Megamovie Project. It’s about using smartphones to upload images and videos of the Sun during totality and the Space Sciences Laboratory in California will combine the footage to create the first ultra-high time resolution movie of a solar eclipse. It’s sure to be spectacular, showing the evolution and dynamics of the corona and photospheric prominences, and we can help make it happen.

This project is supported by the US National Science Foundation and is a collaboration between the University of California and the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado. It’s the first time this has ever been attempted, and they’re got the technology side all sorted, now they just need to get the word out and encourage contributions!

Good luck everyone with your eclipse endeavours and please help spread the word.

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