On Boise State’s first episode of Update Live, the podcast, physics professor Brian Jackson discusses this summer’s hottest event – the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, which is slated to cast the moon’s shadow across the belly of Idaho for the first time in 38 years.
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Dear Astrophiles, we’re officially one week into our Pony Up campaign to raise money to support outreach for the solar eclipse in August this year. Things are going great – we’re 20% of the way to our goal of $5k.
Thanks to our many donors and especially to Pam Robbins, Mark & Sharon Johnson, flying m coffeegarage, Scott Watkins, Paul Collins, Cindy Hall, Barbara & Clay Morgan, and several anonymous donors.
To celebrate our progress so far, I’ve arranged for Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova to pass by the Earth this weekend. You can see Comet 45P in the constellation Hercules high in the early morning, eastern sky. It will look like fuzzy bluish-green ball with a fan-shaped tail. The green color comes from glowing carbon gas.
This animation includes EVERYTHING: elevation profile of the Earth AND of the Moon, coloration of the Earth’s surface, an astronomical ephemeris that predicts the Moon’s position accurate to 1-meter – everything. Watch it to see what to expect on Monday, Aug 21, 2017.