The Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017
My data table has time and temperature between data points. I brought a weather station to the park to read time and temperature. Time was in units of minutes. I started collecting data at 1:17 in the afternoon. I converted my data to time elapsed to make plotting it easier. For example, I made 1:17 into 0. Temperature was in units of degrees Fahrenheit.
My graph (line plot) shows how temperature changes with time during the eclipse. Time was on the X axis (left to right) and temperature was on the Y axis (up and down). When the eclipse started the temperature went down; I think this is because the Moon cast a shadow. On the line plot the temperature went down in a straight line. The temperature went down for about 1:30 because the Moon was covering more and more of the Sun. Right after this was totality. After totality the temperature went up again because the Moon was uncovering the Sun.Current data point: