The Solar Eclipse Is Here

Are you ready? One of nature’s great spectacles — the solar eclipse of 2017, or the Great American Eclipse — is upon us.

We hope you will be able to witness this historical event with your own (properly protected) eyes but in case that’s not possible you can watch the eclipse here on the NASA TV Public Channel. The space agency is delivering 17 live feeds from around the country.

NASA is using 11 spacecraft, three aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude ballons, and the astronauts aboard the International Space Station to deliver images before, during, and after the eclipse, each offering a unique view of this momentous event.

If you live in the path of “totality,” you will be blessed with the extraordinarily rare opportunity to experience the total eclipse of the sun, which will result in more than 2 minutes of darkness in the middle of the day. Over the course of 100 minutes, 14 states across the United States will hit this celestial jackpot. But no matter where you live, you will be still be able to experience a partial eclipse.

NASA’s live eclipse programming begins today at 12 p.m. EDT. Visit nasa.gov to watch and explore a variety of resources.

Go here for a list of official NASA event locations.

Other Resources:

Great American Eclipse

SolarEclipseTimer app

Capturing the Eclipse on Your Smartphone

How to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely

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