August 21, 2017
Today, NASA will be capturing the total solar eclipse by 11 spacecraft, three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Starting right now, you can watch their live coverage, reporting in from Charleston, South Carolina. The start of the partial eclipse will be seen around 1:16 PM ET, with the total eclipse starting at about 2:45 PM ET. It should last anywhere from a minute and a half to two minutes, and then transition fully back to normal around 4:10 PM ET.
The next total solar eclipse won’t touch down in the U.S. until 2024, and even then it won’t drive through the center of the country. It won’t be until 2045 that we’ll see another eclipse make it’s way through the center of the U.S. again. As a result, this has become quite the spectacle, with an estimated one million additional visitors coming to the Charleston area.
NASA’s Live Coverage
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