Clemson University

Emeritus College Online Seminar with Dr. Dale Linvill

August 27 (Thursday) 10:00am – 11:30am, Online Presentation: What Happens if the Sun Sets at Midday? with Dr. Dale Linvill, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Meteorology: During midday on August 21, 2017, the moon’s shadow passed directly over Clemson. Total solar energy that day was about 82% of cloudless sky solar energy. We will follow Solar Energy to show how it changed each part of the Earth’s energy balance here at Clemson. All of Mother Nature’s creatures noticed the sun set at noon on that hot day. Birds that had been active early in the day sheltered from the heat. Lamaster’s dairy calves and mature cattle were quietly settled under shade. As the sky darkened, birds emerged from their shady perches as chickens and pigeons went to roost. Every cow and calf went for water and started to graze. The air filled with sounds of insects and tree frogs while a pair of bats flew by under darkened skies. When the ‘new day’ dawned, pandemonium broke out as every cock in the flock announced its arrival. Except for a few of us at the Lamaster Dairy Farm, every human stared upward as a Solar Eclipse took place before our eyes. Join Dr. Linvill for an intriguing analysis of the 2017 Solar Eclipse!

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Thursday, August 27 at 10:00am to 11:30am

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College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, Emeritus College, College of Science, Physics and Astronomy, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Plant and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Sciences

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Students, Faculty, Staff, Undergraduate



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