A Spectacular Solar Eclipse

Today, August 21, 2017, our entire continent will be treated to a solar eclipse. For 100 minutes, 14 different states across the United States will experience more than two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day, due to the eclipse. A partial eclipse will be seen across all of North America.

solar eclipse mapMark your calendars, because the next time we’ll get to enjoy this phenomena in the United States it’ll be April 8th, 2024.

If you don’t have eclipse glasses to safely watch the eclipse, please remember not to look directly at the sun as prolonged exposure can cause severe eye damage. Opt instead for NASA’s live eclipse programming:

  • 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.

Additionally, NASA is offering live streams here:

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

How to Safely Watch a Solar Eclipse