What would happen if a coronal mass ejection hit the Earth? This month we delve into solar activity and space weather. What is it? How do we observe it? Can it effect the Earth? And how does it tie into the eclipse?

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On August 21st 2017, every state in the US will experience a solar eclipse. In this web series we discuss some of the basics you’ll need to know if you are planning or helping to coordinate an eclipse event, or if you’d like to know a little bit more about what to expect.

The National Solar Observatory is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

For more information, visit eclipse2017.nso.edu

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