Solar radiation curve from Sacramento, CA

Randy Pfeiffer
Location of photo
Sacramento, CA
Date/Time of photo
Wunder weather station, Davis Instruments solar sensor, Wx3D data gathering software
While I was in Howe, ID watching totality, my Personal Weather Station was recording solar radiation as well as weather data. The dip in radiation from the partial eclipse is quite evident. The predicted radiation curve is blue, observations are red, and the difference between the two is green. It was a hazy day with increasing clouds late afternoon.
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