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SCIENCE SHIP: Deadly humidity & solar eclipse shadow

Last Updated Aug 21, 2017 at 5:33 am MDT

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As the world continues to warm, one of the effects is a more humid atmosphere in parts of the globe.

It may sound fine; after all we’re mostly water, plants need moisture, and who cares in the air has more humidity?

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But, 660’s Jonathan Muma hopped on board the Science Ship with Saint Mary’s University Astrophysicist Dr. Rob Thacker who explained it could be deadly for many:

 

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North Americans are getting ready for Monday’s solar eclipse, when the moon passes between the earth and the sun.

But, don’t expect a nice round shadow to be cast on the earth.

Dr. Thacker explained why:

 

Can’t get enough Science Ship? Listen to this week’s full interview: