CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - The solar eclipse is almost upon us and we have been talking about what will happen for a while now. We know that the moon will pass in front of the sun creating a spectacular sight, but I wanted to find out what other effects we could see during this event. So I took a trip to the planetarium at the Museum of York County to learn more about what we can expect to see on August 21.
Planetarium manager Carole Holmburg explained to me how the eclipse will affect the weather around us.
"As the sunlight fades behind the moon, we can expect the temperatures to drop significantly. The quick change in temperatures will also affect the winds around us. Most likely the wind will increase for a bit before settling out around mid-eclipse."
One more thing you might notice during the eclipse is the change in shadows. In the final stages before and after totality, we will see our shadows sharpen considerably and may even appear as a crescent. So make sure to capture this rare sight as it happens!
This is a once in a lifetime chance to experience something this amazing, so try to live in the moment. Definitely watch the solar eclipse, but don’t forget to notice all the things happening around you. This will really be something to remember!