April 8th Weather and Sky Viewing

Cloud coverage may affect the total solar eclipse on April 8th. The best viewing conditions are expected in southern Illinois, Kentucky, the East Coast, New York State, New England, West Texas, and southern Arizona. Areas from Missouri to central and east Texas may have less favorable viewing conditions due to cloudy skies and showers/thunderstorms. The weather pattern may affect travel to viewing locations. A storm system may impact travel in the Plains with severe weather, downpours, and tornado threats. https://www.accuweather.com/en/solar-eclipse-2024/total-solar-eclipse-cloud-forecast-where-will-clouds-spoil-the-show/1636042

The April 8th total solar eclipse will be an incredible event. During the minutes of totality, Venus and Jupiter will be visible, along with other planets and stars. The corona will add a full Moon's worth of light to the darkened sky. While seeing Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks during totality is unlikely, it should be possible to spot it with optical aid. https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-news/what-will-we-see-in-the-sky-during-totality/