In just a few weeks, on Monday, August 21, 2017, people all across North America will be able to witness a total eclipse of the sun. This rare and spectacular event, for many, comes once in a lifetime. To get a good idea of what you can see, based on where you live, NASA has released a 2017 Solar Eclipse Path Video.
The NASA Youtube video of the solar eclipse path provides individuals with a visual representation of the solar eclipse path across North American. According to NASA, “Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse.”
“This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk.”
Individuals who are not in the direct path of the total eclipse can still expect to see a partial eclipse of the sun. The video explains what to expect to see from your location.
In addition to this video of 2017 Solar Eclipse path, NASA has a dedicated section of its web site related to the event. There the agency has provided activities, events, broadcasts, and resources from NASA and its partners across the nation.
The video and other resources on the NASA site explain how to watch the 2017 solar eclipse safely, including a live online video stream of the eclipse.
In a related article, we will share that video on our website for our readers. We will update this article with the link in the coming days.