You’ll be able to watch a live stream of the 2017 solar eclipse and all of its splendor in multiple ways and in HD.
The 2017 solar eclipse is coming on Monday, August 21 North America will be treated to a total solar eclipse. The event will be extra special, as it will be the first time in 38 years we’ll get to see the moon completely cover the sun.
Stargazers located in the “path of totality” – the path that the moon’s shadow follows on Earth – will be treated to a total solar eclipse beginning at 9:04 a.m. PDT in Oregon and will cross the country over Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. NASA has provided a total solar eclipse interactive map showing the eclipse’s path and best places to view it.
For those who live outside of that area, you will be able to watch live streams of the special event, including a special 360-degree live stream in 4K.
How to watch live stream of 2017 solar eclipse
If you didn’t make travel plans to visit areas along the “path of totality,” you can always fire up your computer or mobile device and see all the magic via live stream. NASA and Slooh Observatory will have live streams on their site and provide viewers with up-to-date information about the solar eclipse. CNN will also have a live stream using 360-degree 4K video.
2017 solar eclipse live stream on Slooh
Beginning at 11:30 a.m. EDT, Slooh will begin their live coverage of the 2017 solar eclipse. According to their website, they will have astronomers on the ground in Stanley, Idaho, and a “team of feed partners” showing the exact moment the Sun is engulfed in darkness. Slooh has also partnered with Univision to provide the coverage in Spanish. During the event, viewers can ask questions to a panel of Slooh astronomers by tagging @Slooh on Twitter. Event details for Slooh’s live coverage of the solar eclipse can be found on their main page for the event.
2017 solar eclipse live stream on NASA
NASA’s live coverage will run from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will let viewers see the activities in 12 locations using airplanes, ground telescopes and 57 high altitude balloons. Their live stream of the 2017 solar eclipse will be on their main event page as well as Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitter/Periscope, Twitch TV, Ustream and NASA mobile apps. You have plenty of options.
2017 solar eclipse live stream on CNN
Beginning at 1 p.m. CNN will live stream the 2017 solar eclipse with multiple 4K, 360-degree cameras that will be set up along the eclipse path, giving viewers the chance to see the eclipse from virtually all angles. To see the event via CNN, you can visit CNN.com/eclipse or download their mobile apps. For those who use Samsung’s VR device, the Oculus, you will be able to see a “virtual reality” version of the live stream. The live stream video will also be on CNN’s Facebook page via Facebook Live 360.