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Life Responds: Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Event Info
When Aug 21, 2017, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where United States of America
Presented By California Academy of Sciences

The next solar eclipse is crossing the U.S. on August 21, 2017!

How does life respond to the dramatic event of a total solar eclipse?

There is some evidence that plant and animal life react to the environmental changes that occur during a total solar eclipse. As the sky darkens and the temperature drops, birds reportedly stop singing, spiders may tear down their webs, and gray squirrels retreat to their dens, among other observed behaviors. Much of these reports, however, are anecdotal or documented with captive animals.

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States, from coast to coast. The Academy invites citizen scientists like you to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to record eclipse-related animal behavior.

Also be sure to check out our educational material at the bottom of our webpage.

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