While we were nestled by our office heaters, drinking Swiss Miss, and dreaming of the bright sunshine, [the W|A hq is located in Champaign, IL] we developed a few new tools in Wolfram|Alpha that give you facts on how to keep your skin healthy while enjoying the Sun. To get started, simply query “time to sunburn”. This query allows you to calculate how long your skin can be exposed to the Sun without burning based on your skin type, location, time, the level of Sun protection factor (SPF) you might be using, and how long you stay in the Sun. You can also select “UV index” for results based on the UV index, your skin type, SPF, and time in the Sun.
Wolfram|Alpha provides information on the UV levels for a five-day period that includes the past 24 hours. For example, the query “UV forecast Santa Monica California March 30 2pm” will provide you with the predicted UV index, a UV index forecast map that you can manipulate by date and time, the typical time to sunburn based on skin type and protection levels, and a Sun protection advisory.
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