Wed. Jun 26th, 2019

Cereal Box Eclipse viewer! Eclipse Starts 9:08, Max 10:19, End 11:35

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Wednesday 26 June 2019 - Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. High 24. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Rain beginning before morning. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Low 11. Thursday: Rain. High 14. UV index 2 or low. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 9. Friday: Cloudy. High 20. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Saturday: Sunny. High 23. Saturday night: Clear. Low 10. Sunday: Sunny. High 24. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22.

  • Current Conditions
    22.9° C
    1.4 ° C/hr
    101.03 kPa
    NE 11.3 km/h
    gusting 24.1 km/h
    44 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    22.9° C
    Heat Index
    22.9° C
    10.0° C
    991 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:50:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (36% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    23.1° C @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day Low
    10.0° C @ 05:44 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    Day High Barometer
    101.29 kPa @ 06:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.03 kPa @ 14:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    10.0° C @ 05:44 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    23.1° C @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 14.5km/h @ 14:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1195W/m2 @ 12:28 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.5 @ 12:28 Tdy.


Well it is getting to be almost over. I was lucky enough to see it through official University of Toronto (??) glasses directly.  Though even with the glasses my eyes feel tired.

But I think the coolest way to see it was on the ground through the leaves of a tree!

And on paper from the same tree…

Here is the raw data… If it seemed like it was dim out, and it felt a little cooler, well you are right!  Here is the data from the weather station.  Solar Radiation in yellow went down to about what it was like at 8AM this morning.  UV rating went down too.

Here is the temperature:

The little office crystal ball is amazing!


Are you ready for the Eclipse?!

The weather looks perfect *except if you are on the West Coast*.  Tofino Airport is currently reporting fog.


The moon will begin to cover the sun at 9:08AM

The moon will cover the maximum amount of the sun (86.3% in Port Alberni) at 10:18AM

The moon will exit the sun completely at 11:35AM


Do Not Look At The Sun.  It will painlessly burn your eyes.


View it live on TV or on the Internet.

You might also be able to view it on my Youtube webcam.

But NASA will have a much more exciting view!

Welders Goggles. #12 to #14

Approved Eclipse glasses.

Don’t point your phone at the sun. It is safe for you to view on your phone, but you might damage your phones lens (just like it damaging your eye!)

Use an empty cereal box! We did this in about 10 minutes last night!

1: Trace the bottom of the box on a white piece of paper.

2: Cut out the traced rectangle and put it in the bottom of the box.

3: Cut the little side flaps off the box opening.

4. Cut the ends of the top flaps so that there is only the part that holds together in the middle.

5. Cover one of the holes on the top with tinfoil and tape it down, tape the middle part too so it cant come open.

6. Make small hole in the middle of the tinfoil with a pin or pen.

7. That’s it! Now go outside and put your back to the sun.

Hold the big hole (the one without the tinfoil) up to your eye with the tinfoil pointed toward the sun and you will see the sun (and a projection of the sky!) on the bottom of the box! Cool!

Stay safe and Have a great time.

Oh and here is a super cool tweet showing a news clipping from the New York Times in 1931! The last time there was a solar eclipse this widely viewable in North America!