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This map shows if clouds will retard the solar obscure in your state


A tyro tests a self-made filter and looks at the object after a corner seminar between the Hong Kong Astronomical Society and Indonesia's National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) at a high school in Ternate island, Indonesia, forward of Wednesday's solar eclipse, Mar 7, 2016.  REUTERS/Beawiharta
A
tyro tests a self-made filter and looks at the object after a
corner seminar between the Hong Kong Astronomical Society and
Indonesia’s National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN)
at a high school in Ternate island

Thomson Reuters

The United States will see a total
solar eclipse on Aug 21 for the first time in
decades.
Some people are traveling
 hundreds of miles to
cities in the line of totality, like Nashville, Tennessee
and Salem, Oregon.

But there is one thing that could put a damper on the event:
clouds.

Esri,
an international retailer of geographic information
complement (GIS) software, has combined a cloud-cover prophecy map
for the time of the problematic in every state. Michael
Zeiler
, a geographer at Esri, is
producing new maps every day heading up to the
eclipse.

As you can see in the map below, clouds could problematic the eclipse
in many states in its trail of totality, including Wyoming,
Nebraska, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Idaho and Oregon are the only
states where the sky could be mostly transparent in the section of
totality.

We’ll continue to refurbish this map as it gets closer to the
eclipse.

Today’s foresee show an altogether alleviation in many other
places in the path, solely for Nebraska,” Zeiler told Business
Insider.


WDTWeatherMap_August18
A
weather map for the time of the Aug 21, 2017 eclipse, as of
Aug 18.

Michael
Zeiler/GreatAmericanEclipse.com; ArcGIS/Esri


A total solar
eclipse is an astronomical phenomenon
that occurs when the moon passes
between Earth and the sun, and appears to cover
the latter. The two other forms of eclipses are annular and
partial, when the moon doesn’t totally facade the sun.

Solar
eclipses look opposite depending on the location. On
Aug 21, the sum solar eclipse will only cut
by a 70-mile-wide band of the country, stretching from
the northwest to the southeast US. Everyone in the US — from
Maine to Alaska — will
be means to knowledge at slightest a prejudiced eclipse, weather
permitting.

For many of the US, the problematic will happen
around lunchtime.

“This is the theme of heated seductiveness for millions of
people meddlesome in going to see the eclipse,” Cameron Lowe, a
orator for Esri, told BI. “Weather will be a huge
factor.”

Dave Mosher contributed to this story.

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