On August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Viewers around the world will be provided a wealth of images captured before, during, and after the eclipse by 11 spacecraft, at least three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronauts aboard the International Space Station – each offering a unique vantage point for the celestial event.
NASA’s live eclipse programming begins at 12 p.m. EDT, Monday, August 21.
12 p.m. EDT – Eclipse Preview Show, hosted from Charleston, South Carolina.
1 p.m. EDT – Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA. This show will cover the path of totality the eclipse will take across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina.
Watch live, beginning at 12 p.m. EDT:
Eclipse Live: Video streams from NASA Television and locations across the country.
Alternate NASA live streams:
Facebook Live — https://www.facebook.com/NASA/videos/10155497958441772/
Twitter/Periscope — https://www.pscp.tv/nasa
Twitch TV — https://twitch.tv/nasa
Ustream — http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv
YouTube — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwMDvPCGeE0
Eclipse images raw feed (no commentary):
NASA TV Eclipse images channel
NASA TV on UStream
NASA’s Eclipse 2017 website
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Official NASA Viewing Locations
The official NASA broadcast locations for the total solar eclipse are below. View a map with the locations for TV, webcast, and viewing.
International Space Station
50+ High Altitude Balloon Teams Across Path of Totality
Gulfstream III Aircraft
State Fair Grounds/Oregon Museum of Science – Salem, OR
Exploratorium – Madras, OR
Museum of Idaho – Idaho Falls, ID
Exploratorium – Casper, WY
Homestead National Monument of America – Beatrice, NE
State Capitol – Jefferson City, MO
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – Carbondale, IL
Summer Salute Festival – Hopkinsville, KY
Austin Peay State University – Clarksville, TN
Great Smoky Mountains National Park – NC
College of Charleston – Charleston, SC
Coast Guard Ship – Atlantic Ocean
It is never safe to look directly at the sun’s rays – even if the sun is partly obscured. When watching a partial eclipse you must wear eclipse glasses at all times if you want to face the sun, or use an alternate indirect method. This also applies during a total eclipse up until the time when the sun is completely and totally blocked. During the short time when the moon completely obscures the sun – known as the period of totality – it is safe to look directly at the star, but it’s crucial that you know when to take off and put back on your glasses.
Credits: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio
On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This video, narrated by actor George Takei, provides a few viewing tips for the public.
The total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, stretches across the U.S. from coast to coast, providing scientists with a unique opportunity to study the eclipse from different vantage points.
Credits: NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio
Over the course of 100 minutes, 14 states across the United States will experience more than two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day. Additionally, a partial eclipse will be viewable across all of North America. The eclipse will provide a unique opportunity to study the sun, Earth, moon and their interaction because of the eclipse’s long path over land coast to coast. Scientists will be able to take ground-based and airborne observations over a period of an hour and a half to complement the wealth of data and images provided by space assets.