Geeking Out on The Great American Eclipse

The Weather Channel has gone all in on the Great American Eclipse. They have reporters positioned all along the path of the eclipse. On Sunday at Noon, Weather Geeks, for around 120 episodes, tries to take you inside the science of weather, climate, and related technology. So it should be no surprise that we are having the ultimate “geek out” on the eve of the Great American Eclipse.

There is so much information to convey. I recently spoke to an elementary school group and the discussion was wide-ranging. The kids and I had discussions about:

  • What an eclipse is
  • How often they occur
  • Why they occur
  • Who will be in the path of totality
  • What will we experience
  • How will the weather change
  • How to view the eclipse safely
  • How can we be involved

Weather Geeks takes a look at some of these same questions but in the way that you have come to expect from the show. Sunday, I sit down with world-renowned eclipse expert, Dr. Tyler Nordgren. He is an astronomer at the University of Redlands and the Author of Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets. Dr. Nordgren is also an artist. You may have seen some of his work, Astronomer-Night Sky Ambassador.

Trust me when I tell you that Dr. Nordgren knows pretty much everything there is to know about eclipses. He has experienced or chased them multiple times all over the world. As we all prepare for this celestial show, Sunday’s Weather Geeks is the perfect “pre-game show” primer.

Join us for an all-new episode of Weather Geeks this weekend. The show always airs Noon ET (11 am CT, 10 am MT, 9 am PT) on The Weather Channel.

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