Eclipse of August 21st 2017

This year on August 21st, there will be a total eclipse of the Sun over North America. This event is interesting to eclipse watchers and space physicists alike. One of the interesting this is the study of the ionospheric effects of the solar eclipse, measured using the dense ionospheric sensor network in the US mainland area. For example, the Arecibo Observatory will have good vantage point to observe ionospheric effects of the eclipse. In preparation for the eclipse, we have some summer students modeling what the ionospheric effects will be, in anticipation to the event. More to follow after August 21st, which is only a month and a few days from now!