In a couple of days, the much-hyped total solar eclipse will finally happen. Though certain types of eclipses aren't that rare, this is a total solar eclipse, which means the sun will be completely blocked by the moon, quite a mejstic sight.
Unfortunately, not everyone outside of the United States can gawk at the moon covering the sun. Blame the universe and physics for that. However, if you're up to livestream the whole thing, you can.
How To Watch The Solar Eclipse
Twitter has partnered with The Weather Channel to broadcast the total solar eclipse live. The stream will begin on Monday, Aug. 21, at 12 p.m. ET and will show live footage captured from several states, including Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Kentucky, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wyoming.
"This eclipse is a once-in-a-hundred-year event, and we're going to party like it's New Year's Eve," said Neil Katz, head of global content and editor-in-chief at The Weather Company. "This eclipse is a celestial phenomenon and cultural moment that can't be missed, and we couldn't imagine a better partner than Twitter to celebrate this with."
Ari Sarsalari and Domenica Davis, both meteorologists, will host Twitter and The Weather Channels' stream.
What You Can Expect From Twitter's Solar Eclipse Livestream
Along with the eclipse, Twitter and The Weather Channels has some events planned for everyone who'll participate in the stream:
• High-resolution aerial drone coverage from The Weather Channel's storm trackers as the eclipse occurs.
• Real-time eclipse footage from NASA.
• A trivia game show with hosts from the Part-Time Genius podcast.
• User-generated Twitter content and other social segments.
It sure sounds like a Twitter party. Above are fun complementary events, but don't forget the main show is the solar eclipse. Be careful not to get sidetracked on social media. Still, you can always watch the stream later, but it won't be as majestic as being there and seeing it live.
This is great for people who aren't planning to follow the eclipse's path of totality or the unfortunate ones who don't live anywhere close to the path.
For more information, such as a map of the eclipse's path, visit Weather's special page discussing different aspects of the solar eclipse.
Where will you be watching the solar eclipse from? Do you live anywhere near the path of totality? Feel free to sound off in the comments section below!