If you are like me, you are not in the path to watch the solar eclipse in its totality today. This is something that milllions of people have prepared for, from retailers to observers, and it should be quite an event. But, if you are not able to be in the path today (or chose to stay away), here are some ways you can watch the solar eciplise online.
How to Watch the Solar Eclipse Online
Thanks to many agencies and media projects, we will be able to enjoy watching the solar eclipse from wherever we are – and from multiple points! Yes, it will be nothing like actually being there but at least you can observe what it looks like in realtime!
Here are some places you can watch the solar eclipse online today:
- TIME magazine with a 360 degree feed
- The Weather Channel will be broadcasting on Twitter
- The raw NASA footage can be seen here
- NASA will also be airing the coverage from multiple sources
The solar eclipse will begin in Oregon at 10:17am PDT before streaking across the continent and ending at 2:49PM EDT on the East Coast of the US.
I will have to make do with the online versions and catch the next one in 2024 when it heads right over my hometown!
Feature image by Luftar Rahman Nirjhar of the 2009 Solar Eclipse in Bangladesh