Maybe you don’t live in Newport, Oregon, Makanda, Illinois, Charleston, South Carolina or anywhere along the solar eclipse “path of totality.” Or maybe you’ve discovered it’s too late to get a pair of those American Astronomical Society-approved eclipse glasses.
Tune in to NASA TV on DIRECTV channel 352-1 or U-verse channel 1264. There you can watch the moon slip in front of the sun through a live 4-hour telecast – all in HD – starting at 11:30 a.m. EDT.
NASA TV is broadcasting the event from several unique vantage points on the ground, from air and space, including the International Space Station!
The main show – Eclipse Across America: Through the Eyes of NASA – begins at 1 p.m. EDT and will cover the path of totality the eclipse will take across the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina.
The program will feature views from NASA research aircraft, high-altitude balloons, satellites and specially modified telescopes. It also will have live reports from Charleston, South Carolina, as well as from Salem, Oregon, Idaho Falls, Idaho, Beatrice, Nebraska, Jefferson City, Missouri, Carbondale, Illinois, Hopkinsville, Kentucky and Clarksville, Tennessee.
The next eclipse isn’t until 2024.