Solar eclipse high tides are a preview of sea-level rise
What does climate change-induced sea level rise really look like in our communities?
The upcoming solar eclipse on August 21 presents the opportunity to observe this up-close and personally. Those who live along the ocean coasts can contribute their observations to a great citizen science project, organized by ISee Change and Yale Climate Connections.
On August 21, the solar eclipse won't be the only natural phenomenon to watch.
In the hours before and after the eclipse, extra-high tides will occur as a result of the alignment between the sun, Earth, and moon. Those enhanced tides will give us a glimpse of how sea-level rise will affect us – and we want your help to document those tides. The high tides will be visible in many coastal communities, so you can participate even if the eclipse won't be visible in your region.
On that day, follow this link from ISeeChange to share photos of high tides and flooding that you see in your community. We'll publish some of the most striking images we see at ISeeChange and on Yale Climate Connections.
If you participate, we'd love to hear about your experience!