New Delhi, August 21: The world is set to witness a total solar eclipse on August 21. While North America will get to see the complete eclipse, many parts of the world including India wouldn’t get to see the eclipse at all. To make it easier for these countries to watch the total solar eclipse that is appearing after 99 years, agencies like The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Space India will be live streaming the Great American Eclipse. You can watch the live streaming of NASA here . NASA will also be doing alternate live streaming on its social media channels including Facebook, Twitter/Periscope, YouTube and Ustream.
Apart from NASA, Space India will also be streaming the Eclipse live and will also have experts answering questions asked by viewers here.
The solar eclipse will begin at at 15.46 GMT (9.16 PM IST) and will end at 18.48 GMT (12.52 AM IST) over the Pacific Ocean. Many areas in Canada and Central America will also experience a partial eclipse. While North America will be able to see the complete eclipse, parts of South America, Africa, and Europe will be able to see a partial solar eclipse, while the thin path of totality will pass through portions of 14 states, says NASA.
The eclipse will pass through Oregon into Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and, finally, South Carolina, also passing over tiny slivers of Montana and Iowa. It will last longest near Carbondale, Illinois, for 2.44 minutes.