If you can’t see the annular solar eclipse in person, we’ve got some online viewing opportunities for you.

Annular solar eclipse
Kevin Baird captured the May 20, 2012, annular solar eclipse moments before the crescent closed into a ring of fire.

A solar eclipse ought to be seen in person — whether it’s an annular (“ring of fire”) eclipse or a captivating partially covered Sun. If at all possible, go outside and take a look, making sure to use approved solar viewers or a homemade pinhole projector to protect your eyes.

But life happens. Maybe you’re stuck in the office, were unlucky with the weather, or you’re just in the wrong part of the world for this particular event. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Multiple organizations are live-streaming the eclipse in incredible and unique ways.

  • Watch NASA’s eclipse coverage live on NASA Television, the agency’s website, the NASA app, or on its FacebookX, and YouTube accounts. The coverage will be hosted from broadcast locations along the path of annularity in Kerrville, Texas, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, and will also include live views of sounding rockets, launching from White Sands, New Mexico to study the eclipse's effect on Earth's atmosphere. Coverage will include a live Q&A segment — anyone can submit questions by using #askNASA.
  • The Exploratorium has four livestream options: Starting 12 p.m. EDT / 9 a.m. PDT, the institution will offer one hour of live coverage from the Valley of the Gods, Utah. The live feed will feature Exploratorium educators, NASA scientists, Navajo knowledge holders, and live imagery from the telescopes. One hour earlier, at 11 a.m. EDT / 8 a.m. PDT, two three-hour livestreams will begin, hosting live images of the eclipse from Valley of the Gods and from Ely, Nevada, respectively, without commentary or interruptions.
  • The Virtual Telescope project will join forces with astroimagers and institutions to broadcast the event live.
  • Lowell Observatory will offer live views on YouTube through New Mexico State University's Sunspot Solar Observatory as well as views from Lowell's Giovale Open Deck Observatory.

Wherever you are, we hope you enjoy the view!


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