DISCUSSION: As we get closer and closer to the day on which the all-expected national solar eclipse will occur, many people across the nation are starting to and/or continuing to ask some similar (but relevant) questions. For starters, many people have asked whether or not the likelihood of clouds is higher or lower for Monday, August 21st. This would slight impact the likelihood of whether people in a given region will be able to clearly see the evolution of the total solar eclipse (i.e., whether they happen to lie within the path of totality of not).
An increase in cloudiness may not necessarily guarantee that any given town or city would not be able to see the evolution of the total solar eclipse, but rather that the full effect of the solar eclipse may end up being somewhat obscured by any variable degree of cloudiness (whether it be at the lower-, middle-, or upper-levels). Thus, it will certainly be quite interesting to see how the national forecast evolves for the upcoming eclipse and how it will affect the national ability to visualize the eclipse as it travels across the country. To learn more about this particular insight to the national sky forecast for the upcoming solar eclipse, click on the following link.
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