Eclipse day is finally here. Science experiments will happen, animals will freak out, and you won’t get a good picture without the right filter. But before all that, how do we actually watch this thing on the internet?
First things first: find out what time the eclipse is for you. Input your zip code and it’ll tell you the time to go outside, and also how far you’ll need to travel to be in the “path of totality,” or the direct path of the Moon’s shadow. (Though it might be a little late for last-minute travel plans.)
Most of us will only be able to see the eclipse with our own eyes (if you use the right glasses, and you absolutely should) for a couple minutes, but it’s also possible to follow along via live stream starting at 12PM ET. Here are the ones to watch.
The Weather Channel and Twitter
The two companies have partnered for a live stream that starts at 12PM ET. It includes live footage from cities in the path of totality, and it will be hosted by meteorologists Ari Sarsalari and Domenica Davis.
NASA, of course, is leading the game. Their NASA TV will broadcast live footage from their “eclipse jets” on many different platforms: YouTube, Periscope, Twitch, and Facebook Live. They will also have a live stream called NASA EDGE. The stream starts at 12PM ET.
Starting at 12:30 PM ET, National Geographic will be broadcasting on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. In addition to having astronauts and astrophysicists answer viewer questions, they’re sending a photographer in a plane over the Pacific to try to capture the first image.
CNN is hosting a live show called CNN’s Eclipse of the Century, featuring astronaut Mark Kelly. This will be a 360-degree live stream from multiple locations. It begins at 12PM ET. (You can also watch on the network’s Facebook page.)
Discovery's Science Channel
The Science Channel will be in Oregon broadcasting the eclipse, with footage from around the country and even some footage from the International Space Station. The show will be hosted by astronaut Mike Massimino, all the way from Charleston.
The event begins at 1PM ET and ends at 3PM ET. It will feature 12 reports from locations in the “path of totality,” starting in Oregon and ending in Charleston.