August 21, 2017 – Eclipse

Despite only a max of 86 percent, the solar eclipse was fun and interesting to observe from Okarche.  The first thing that stood out was how gentle the sun was.  There was a distinct dimming outside, but for the most part, it still resembled mid-day.  But you didn’t feel like you could get a sunburn like a typical August day.

Second, all the “mini-clipses” that were appearing as the sun shined through the trees.

As expected, it was quite impressive to view the images caught by the satellite, GOES16:

Finally, the temperature cooled 4.8 degrees during the eclipse.  It was a nice break in a couple of hot days before a cold front reaches us on Tuesday the 22nd.

Okarche will see a 92% coverage of the sun during the next eclipse which will occur on April 8, 2024.  Totality will extend across southeast Oklahoma during that event.

Okarche, Oklahoma