Citizen reports on the Aug. 21, 2017, solar ecplise, sent back to NASA, will also be combined with others from across the country providing valuable data for scientists.
Five weeks from now, an estimated 500 million people will experience a solar eclipse.
During my 38 years as a professional meteorologist, I have frequently reached out to academicians, not only locally, but across the entire country. Why? Because I am obsessed with learning, and one of the best ways to do that is to spend time with men and women who have acquired a higher level of expertise in your field.
This will be a busy weekend for SpaceX.
There are many different definitions for when summer starts. The WRAL Meteorologists look to June 1 as the start of meteorological summer. Wake County Public School students have 5 different dates for the start of their summer break. Astronomers look to the June solstice for the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere.
Some of you may have noted that one of the tropical disturbances we've been watching in recent days has now resulted in tropical storm warnings for parts of the Windward Islands even though the system had not been designated a tropical cyclone when the warnings were issued.
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia is planning a rocket launch Tuesday night which will produce glowing clouds in the upper atmosphere visible from eastern parts of the WRAL viewing area.
Captain Jim Lovell returned to the Triangle recently after kicking off the North Carolina Science Festival to a sold-out crowd at Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill in April. He shared his experiences commanding Apollo 13 and piloting the Apollo 8 Command Module with a group of students at Lenovo's Research Triangle Park campus.
You might remember Greg Fishel's Veterans Day discussion of the role weather forecasting played in the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944.
As summer unofficially begins this weekend (summer officially begins here in the northern hemisphere at the solstice, June 21) we've already begun seeing the staple of summer weather in our area: isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. As those storms pass, we are often treated to rainbows.
The International Space Station (ISS) will be a little more visible through Saturday morning.