Today all of North America will be able to take part in experiencing an eclipse of the sun. The last time an eclipse traveled across the entire country was in 1918, and after today, there won’t be another until 2024.
Images will be captured before, during and after the event by 11 spacecrafts, three NASA aircrafts, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronauts aboard the International Space Station all with different angles and vantage points. Although there are some clouds anticipated for Nebraska, Kentucky, Southern Illinois and South Carolina, NASA will stream the event live for those unable to see it on a number of platforms.
NASA’s official Facebook, Periscope, Twitch and Ustream pages will offer footage of the celestial event, as will their YouTube and official NASA TV site. It will also be available on the NASA app for iPhone and Android. The Exploratorium stream in San Francisco will be available in English as well as Spanish. NASA’s live stream begins at noon EST with a preview show chalked with information about the countrywide event. CNN will also live stream the eclipse in 360° 4K quality.