Help scientists study solar eclipse with NASA phone app

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NASA is inviting people to help scientists study the Aug. 21 solar eclipse via a phone app.

GLOBE Observer, sponsored by NASA, is inviting people to capture information during the solar eclipse to help scientists study the planet and what happens when Earth goes dark during an eclipse.

On that Monday, the moon’s shadow will darken the sky, causing temperatures to drop and stars to become visible in the normally day lit sky. 

This brief hiccup in the usual day-night cycle changes the amount of energy an area gets from the sun.

NASA scientists hope to learn just how much Earth’s environment changes during this historic eclipse.

The GLOBE Observer phone application can be downloaded on iPhone and Android.

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