Although millions of Americans will be in the “path of totality” for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, there will be many who won’t get the chance to experience the first total eclipse across the United States since 1918. So if you aren’t in the “path of totality” or able to witness the phenomenon outdoors, where are some websites that can allow you to follow the moon’s eclipsing action?
2017 Total Solar Eclipse MegaCast (NASA): https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-live-stream
NASA will host the 4-hour Eclipse MegaCast lifestream along the path of totality and will also allow observers the opportunity to interact with NASA scientists during the event.
CNN & Volvo Eclipse of the Century: http://www.cnn.com/specials/vr/total-solar-eclipse-2017/
Along with a map of the eclipse’ path of totality, CNN provides a Viewer’s Guide on best places to see the eclipse from, a history of eclipses and how to photograph the eclipse.
Eclipse 2017 Live Stream (Eclipse Ballooning Project, Montana State University): http://eclipse.stream.live/
A unique look at the eclipse as 55 teams of students from universities, high schools and high altitude ballooning groups from around the country will live-stream the flight of about 100 high-altitude balloons during the solar eclipse. The balloons, which will ascend to about 100,000 feet above the Earth, use GPS satellites, lightweight radio modems, miniature computers and video.
Eclipse Across America (Curiosity Stream/Mark Bender): https://curiositystream.com/eclipse/
The Curiosity Stream is a four-part advance look at the Aug. 21 eclipse that follows a group of scientists, adventurers and eclipse chasers as they prepare for the celestial event. Along with getting tips on the best viewing spots, observers can also explore the science behind eclipses.
Total Solar Eclipse 2017 (Exploratorium): https://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse
The Exploratorium, San Francisco’s award-winning hands-on science museum, is conducting a webcast of the Aug. 21 eclipse which will information about eclipses. Online observers can also connect with each other through a live chat during the webcast.