Solar Eclipse 2017: Can’t be there? Watch live streaming from NASA
A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 2017, over all of North America. The solar eclipse will start around 1 PM (which is around 10.30 PM IST), and US Space agency NASA will have a live video stream from locations across the United States.
A solar eclipse is when the moon completely covers the sun, but this one is special because it is taking place across the entire United States, and thus people will actually be able to view this.
According to the NASA website, the live stream begins 1 PM which is around 10.30 PM for India. The Solar Eclipse event will begin at this time, and NASA will have a live video stream for the same.
According to NASA's website, the space agency will capture images before, during and after the event with 11 spacecrafts, at least three NASA aircraft as well as over 50 high-altitude balloons. Also the astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) will pitch in with their own images of the events.
NASA will also have live streams on their Facebook, Twitter, Twitch TV and YouTube page. While the total solar eclipse won't be visible in India, the best option is to rely on NASA's live stream.
CNN coverage will include reporting from Oregon, Missouri, Tennessee and South Carolina. In partnership with Volvo, CNN also plans two hours of live streaming, 360-degree coverage accessible in virtual reality through Oculus headsets beginning at 1 p.m.
The PBS science series NOVA is planning a quick turnaround with an hour long eclipse documentary at 9 PM
The Science Channel will broadcast its live coverage from Madras, Oregon with commentary from educators and astronomers from the Lowell Observatory.
When is the next total solar eclipse?
The next solar eclipse is in the year 2019, but in South Pacific, and Chile and Argentina. The US will have the next total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. For India, the chance to see the next solar eclipse is not so far and it will take place on June 21, 2020, according to the NASA website.