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WUWT will have  live streaming video. Programming begins at noon EDT,  and the main live show begins at 1 p.m. EDT om Monday August 21st. You can watch live in your web browser right here either in a window of full-screen in HD quality video. Since there are multiple live locations setup, you’ll be able to view totality many times.

Thus will be an unprecedented front row seat of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse via a live television broadcast, images and streaming video – provided by NASA.

The eclipse will cross the continental United States, from Oregon to South Carolina, over a span of almost two hours. People in the 14 states that lay in the coast-to-coast, 70-mile-wide path of totality will experience about two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day.

NASA will provide viewers around the world a wealth of images captured before, during, and after the eclipse by 11 spacecraft, at least three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and potentially astronauts aboard the International Space Station – each offering a unique vantage point of the celestial event.

This, and much more, will be featured during NASA Television’s four-hour live broadcast, Eclipse Across America: Through the Eyes of NASA. In addition to video of the eclipse, the broadcast will take viewers to activities in national parks, libraries, stadiums, and museums across the nation.

Programming begins at noon EDT with a preview show hosted from Charleston, South Carolina.

The main show begins at 1 p.m. EDT and will cover the path of totality, featuring views from NASA research aircraft, high-altitude balloons, satellites and specially-modified telescopes. It also will include live reports from Charleston, as well as from Salem, Oregon; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Beatrice, Nebraska; Jefferson City, Missouri; Carbondale, Illinois; Hopkinsville, Kentucky; and Clarksville, Tennessee.

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Rebel with a cause
August 21, 2017 4:16 am

“People in the 14 states that lay in the coast-to-coast, 70-mile-wide path of totality will experience about two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day.”
Thanks for the video feed. I will be watching. BTW as my mother told me “chickens lay” The correct Language is “the 14 states that lie in the coast to coast…”

Reply to  Rebel with a cause
August 21, 2017 5:04 am

Chickens lay eggs, chickens go to roost during eclipses.

Reply to  Dipchip
August 21, 2017 5:18 am

The chickens no longer need to go to roost during the eclipse.
They can carry on as normal with one of Elon Musk’s batteries.
That will make them battery chickens.

Reply to  Dipchip
August 21, 2017 6:56 am

Hens lay eggs, chickens are too young.

I Came I Saw I Left
Reply to  Dipchip
August 21, 2017 7:32 am

Waiting to see if my chickens do this

Reply to  Dipchip
August 21, 2017 8:35 am

Indeed, after watching the short video, one can conclude that there was ‘97% consensus’ among your chicken that it was night, but of course they were wrong.
Ergo: never go with 97% consensus

Henning Nielsen
Reply to  Dipchip
August 21, 2017 11:40 pm

Happily, chickens no longer need to go all the way to Kentucky to get fried, they can just wander off to the nearest solar plant, flapping their little wings:
“I can fly, I can fly, I can fryyyyy..”

Charles Nelson
August 21, 2017 4:27 am

Some years ago (11th august 1999) there was a total eclipse the path of which tracked over Southern England towards Europe and tailed off over Turkey. Shortly after the eclipse (17th August 1999) there was a major earthquake in Turkey.
I always wondered if there was any connection.

Reply to  Charles Nelson
August 21, 2017 5:29 am

You can download PAGES earthquake data and look for correlations. I would not expect to find anything more than usual full moon correlation since the precision needed for an eclipse does not add anything meaningful to tidal forces compared to the alignment of a full moon.
This was covered in comments a few years ago, where I disprooved Dr Svalgaard’s claim that there was no correlation. He then passed a 30d low-pass filter and “proved” that there was no correlation.
If you can’t blind em with science baffle em with BS. Just never admit you are wrong. 😉
It was a thread about a potential quake in CA , IIRC.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Greg
August 21, 2017 9:16 am

You should be kinder toward someone who investigates and then admits he was wrong. That, Greg, in these weird days is rare. BTW, proving in this way no correlation with the sun moon alignnent doesn’t rule out the possibility. One can show simply that there IS a contribution to the stress field on the earth. A fracture zone in the right orientation and already under
high strain could be initiated by the “straw that broke the camel’s back” effect. Secondly, fractures having certain angles and dips to the contrubuting stress could as easily prevent or retard an earthquake. Moreover, one should also collect data on any seismic or strain gauge data on the known fractures to eliminate the ‘quiet’ ones.
Statistics is more to be regarded as a scalpel than a wrecking ball in its intelligent use. It would he necessary to add features to the filter such as fracture orientations etc, since in the gross, on average, one might expect the number of earthqakes aided and retarded to cancel each other out.

Non Nomen
Reply to  Charles Nelson
August 21, 2017 8:44 am

Switch off the light in your bathroom and in case the toilet starts to flush by itself then you know that there are things on earth an electrician can’t explain.

Bob boder
Reply to  Non Nomen
August 21, 2017 11:44 am

there is nothing an electrician can’t explain

Chris D.
August 21, 2017 5:03 am

I’ll be enjoying the view from my deck. Totality is forecast to be well over 2.5 minutes over the house. Cheers.

August 21, 2017 5:06 am

I hope to be watching from Casper, WY, Lord willing, the creek don’t rise and the skies are clear. Will attempt to get some photos. Have some partials and an annular, but no total. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Reply to  JimG1
August 21, 2017 10:26 am

No rising creeks, no clouds but it is getting darker.

August 21, 2017 5:09 am

There is a book explaining the hypothesis that earthquakes are triggered by tidal forces. These are strongest when sun/moon are in line, like at eclipses. I think the authors name is Nigel Tranter, but not sure of that.
However, today is predicted to be a likely day for EARTHQUAKES.

August 21, 2017 5:16 am

There is a book explaining the hypothesis that earthquakes are triggered by tidal forces. These are strongest when sun/moon are in line, like at eclipses. I think the authors name is Nigel Tranter, but not sure of that.
Correction: Authors name is David Nabhan
However, today is predicted to be a likely day for EARTHQUAKES.

August 21, 2017 10:23 am

Earthquakes pretty quiet for today, ~75 in the past 24 hours, ~100 is usual. Check it out here:

August 21, 2017 3:21 pm

3.6 in Italy. 1 dead 20 injured. Obviously no evidence just tought I mentioned it.

August 21, 2017 5:21 am

Trump administration disbands federal advisory committee on climate change

Reply to  john
August 21, 2017 5:27 am
August 21, 2017 5:41 am

luckily, for change from the months passed, there are few sunspots are there toocomment image

Reply to  vukcevic
August 21, 2017 7:29 am

Thanks for reminding us of the difference.

Leon Brozyna
August 21, 2017 5:50 am

I’m a patient dude … in seven years I’ll be smack dab in the middle of totality. This go round I’m just getting 70%.

Reply to  Leon Brozyna
August 21, 2017 10:32 am

I’m in the path for 2014 (Ohio). We’re getting just short of 80% this time, but I’m still making sure not to miss it.

Reply to  JonasM
August 21, 2017 10:32 am

Make that 2024. Here it is after 1pm and coffee still hasn’t kicked in….

August 21, 2017 6:19 am

For those out and about elsewhere in the world, watch out for exceptional tides, another consequence of perfect alignment of heavenly bodies.

Reply to  climanrecon
August 21, 2017 9:21 am

How “exceptional” do you expect them to be ? do you expect earthquakes too?

August 21, 2017 7:05 am

I’m a teacher in NW La. Any tips other than the cereal/shoebox observation method? We’ll observe the temperature, draw the obsuration as viewed in the boxes at various times, and watch the NASA feed linked above. Other tips would be appreciated.

I Came I Saw I Left
Reply to  PRDJ
August 21, 2017 7:37 am

You can use inverted binoculars as a projector onto something. Goolag it for instructions.

I Came I Saw I Left
Reply to  I Came I Saw I Left
August 21, 2017 9:03 am

Just tried binoculars, and they work fine. Invert the binoculars and hold them close to a projection surface of some sort. Point the large end towards the sun and adjust so that the shadow on the object you use for a screen is the smallest area. An image of the sun will come into view on the screen. It’s pretty bright, so I will wear sunglasses as well.

Reply to  PRDJ
August 21, 2017 8:22 am

Do as Leonardo did it. If you have a room facing east that can be darkened facing east, and a finger nail size cardboard panel hole stick on the window, you can get sun projection 2-3 inches in diameter (depends on distance) to be viewed simultaneously by half a dozen kids. I did it in the mid 1980s for a partial eclipse for my kids and few of their friends.comment image

Reply to  vukcevic
August 21, 2017 9:49 am

it is said that this is how van der Meer did his paintings and why at the time they were so realistic. Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller did and really cool documentary “Tim’s Vermeer” to show this.

Reply to  vukcevic
August 21, 2017 12:14 pm

The pin hole effect occurs through the leaves of trees as well. Eclipse was about 95% here. We marveled at the images on the GROUND, myriad crescents from the sun shining through the trees.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  PRDJ
August 21, 2017 9:42 am

PRDJ one requiring no tools is the following: take the students under a tree and notice that on the road or sidewalk the shade is sprinkled with circles of light. These are images of the sun! The canopy of leaves provides numerous small ‘pinholes’ permitting sunlight through and like the old Baby Brownie cameras of the 1940s and 50s, this creates an image. When the eclipse is occurring, these images become crescent-shaped – the are an actual picture.
BTW, there is away to calculate the diameter of the sun from these sidewalk images, but I don’t have time to do this now. It concerns proportional triangles.

Reply to  Gary Pearse
August 21, 2017 1:28 pm

So, we had some cardboard viewing boxes, a thermometer laid in a cardboard box over grass in full sun (the thermometer itself was in full sun), and then the Jr. High principal shows up with viewing glasses for everyone in sight.
The temperature in the box (after stability) was 100F just as obscuration began. Every now and again a cloud would pass over and the temp would quickly begin dropping, but return to a stable temp as the eclipse progressed. At the 77% obscuration we received and up till about 20 minutes afterward, the temperature in the box dropped to 90F.
We got some pictures through the glasses of the eclipse, and of the images inside the boxes. The coolest picture was of the sun in one of our boxes as the sun was beginning to become obscured by clouds as well. The light scattered through the clouds created the image of the clouds on the paper in the back of the box.
We were unable to view any stars or planets at our location. The sun was still too bright.

Ray in SC
Reply to  Gary Pearse
August 21, 2017 2:19 pm

I saw the sidewalk projections you describe quite by accident today about five mintes after the totality. The inages were slender crescents matching the crescent of the sun at that time. I don’t know how to post a picture from an iphone….

Reply to  Gary Pearse
August 21, 2017 10:04 pm

In southeastern Washington State with 96.8% eclipsing, a thermometer out in the sun fell from 76 F to 70 F.

George Tetley
August 21, 2017 7:30 am

.Having just watched the German News, nothing on the Eclipse, BUT !
Angels Merricle talking for 18 minutes about terrorism, not once did she say the word Muslim, Islamist, just terrorist, how we ( who the hell is”we” ? ) should create a dialogue with these people ??????
Ignorance equals politics equals the ignorant voters.
Men with beards, women with head covers, form concealing dress, are the problem, they come to Christian countries live off Christian money and give the finger to Christian values !
Arriving in Europe, not understanding that toilet paper is used instead of the finger, a knife and fork is for eating not for killing, that their god is a pipe dream, that, if they want to live in the year 1500, then go home !

Reply to  George Tetley
August 21, 2017 11:53 am

…and the Pope just said immigrants have more rights than citizens….or some crap

August 21, 2017 7:31 am

What aspects do you miss by watching this versus watching live through safe glasses.

Reply to  Catcracking
August 21, 2017 8:20 am

Clouds covering the live event

August 21, 2017 8:25 am

Mr. Watts – It would be great if your wife did another photo montage.

Reply to  TheLastDemocrat
August 21, 2017 9:25 am

oops, I believe there was a parting of the ways …. maybe someone else can help with that.

Reply to  Greg
August 21, 2017 9:56 am

Sorry about all that. [Shuffles off with red face.]

August 21, 2017 8:31 am

The below link actually appears in the SCIENCE section of a formerly respected magazine:
Basically a Harvard law prof was allowed to pen a science article describing how the sun and moon are racist because the eclipse passes through mainly white states.

Roger Knights
Reply to  Greg61
August 21, 2017 10:31 am

Surely he was being facetious.

Reply to  Roger Knights
August 21, 2017 11:12 am

It was a she, and her names is Alice, not Shirley. But all joking aside, it appears to be serious, not parody.

I Came I Saw I Left
Reply to  Roger Knights
August 21, 2017 12:40 pm

1st and best comment from comments section of that article called The Atlantic a “shrieking hive of retardation”

Reply to  Roger Knights
August 21, 2017 3:13 pm

Greg 61,
It was a serious parody.

Gary Pearse
August 21, 2017 8:37 am

I hope a lot of climate metrics are also being taken. Anthony and Charles, have you got one of Anthony’s little weather stations with you?

August 21, 2017 9:14 am

The NASA site seems totally useless as everything they do now including climate of course. The eclipse started 5 minutes ago and you can see it on Fox news

Reply to  Eliza
August 21, 2017 9:27 am

yep NASA are looking totally amateur , like a school PTA event . Total shambles.

Reply to  Greg
August 21, 2017 10:15 am

For some reason, I thought Anthony was live streaming from his campground. Rather disappointed.

Luc Ozade
Reply to  Greg
August 21, 2017 10:55 am

AND they can’t stop talking for one second. Total babbling nonsense! Why don’t thy just watch it?

Reply to  Greg
August 21, 2017 1:17 pm

CNN didn’t do much better, and they are supposed to be professional reporters -lol

August 21, 2017 9:37 am

Gasoline prices in the Vancouver BC area jumped up because of the eclipse according to Gasbuddy. The reason being because of the projected large influx of people into Oregon ot watch the eclipse gas stations where ordered to fill their tanks to handle the influx causing an upward spike in price.

Jimmy Haigh.
August 21, 2017 9:45 am

I’ve just realised that this eclipse is the next one in the Saros cycle which produced the eclipse visible in southwest England on August 10th 1999.

Steve Fraser
Reply to  Jimmy Haigh.
August 21, 2017 10:32 am

This one is partial in England, just before sundown.

Reply to  Steve Fraser
August 21, 2017 1:09 pm

Unless you have eight eighths cloud.
I did, here in south London [yes, ‘Sarf of the River, Gov??’]! (Apologies to the archetypal Cockney, Dick van Dyke
) from “Mary Poppins”. . . . . .
Auto – I still water my eyes when I hear this: –
I had walked past St. Pauls for years – but I am now retired! Magic.

August 21, 2017 9:45 am

I witnessed the total eclipse in 1999 near the town of Cherbourg in France. I can remember how dramatic the temperature drop was. You could also see the line of darkness approaching from over the sea, very dramatic. The birds were very confused and they made a lot of noise.
If near any trees have a look at the shadows of the leaves on the ground, each leaf acts like a mini lens.

Reply to  Beaufort
August 21, 2017 12:04 pm

No , it is the gaps between the leaves which make the image on the ground.

Jimmy Haigh.
August 21, 2017 9:46 am

It’s nice to have a great big stonking sunspot in the middle of the sun too. It’s all in the timing.

August 21, 2017 10:04 am

How about less talking NASA and more video.

August 21, 2017 10:05 am

Live talking heads

Dr K.A. Rodgers
Reply to  ResouceGuy
August 21, 2017 10:48 am

Couldn’t agree more. Far too many talking heads – as is usual with NASA – and not enough SUN. Voice overs do the trick far better.

Luc Ozade
Reply to  Dr K.A. Rodgers
August 21, 2017 10:57 am

Exactly! Babble, babble, babble, non-stop.

August 21, 2017 10:17 am

The quality of the morning light is subdued at the moment here in Northern California. There is also some smoke in the air from fires to the north which drifted down yesterday with a wind shift. Feels quiet and still for some reason. The dark of the Moon tonight, a good time for transplanting some young lime cuttings which have their first leaves and blooms on. I have 9 successful cuttings from when I topped the mother tree last October.

August 21, 2017 10:30 am

I Kinda expected NASA to have somewhat better cameras than those in cheap mobile phones 🙁
And then some people complain about Moon landing hoax.
Not that I’m complaining, but it seem that diversity is much higher on NASA list of priorities than quality of the very business they are running. Meh…

August 21, 2017 10:31 am

…. two British news channels are going overboard. Having seen two eclipses before (1961, among vineyards near my house, and second time in the secluded part of London’s Wimbledon common in 1999) on both occasions on my own, I feel a bit sorry for people who went to be among and with crowds, with lot of noise of ‘oooing’ and ‘aaawing’. Observing total eclipse in the total silence is all together different experience. Next time if you get a chance find a place to be alone, that’s all I can say.

Reply to  vukcevic
August 22, 2017 8:12 am

True, it is an experience not to be missed as the animal kingdom goes quiet in the reduced light, but I suspect they sense it is not normal as the red end of the spectrum should be evident, but it is absent.

August 21, 2017 10:56 am

It was interesting, but I’m happy I didn’t fly in for it. The silence is cool. Then, the sound of neighbors cheering when the sun came out kind of did that in.

Luc Ozade
August 21, 2017 11:30 am

Here, in northern Scotland (UK), it’s grey (gray) – heavy cloud – so we won’t see anything of it.

August 21, 2017 11:36 am

In Hopkinsville, Kentucky they took the cameras away when it got dark so we never saw any coverage on land during the period of totality.

Reply to  J. Philip Peterson
August 21, 2017 11:53 am

Same in Charleston, they didn’t show the crowd during the total eclipse…

Reply to  J. Philip Peterson
August 21, 2017 11:59 am

In MO, they did show the crowd when it was dark and you got a much better feel for what it was like.
I would have set up a camera on a hilltop where you knew the sky was going to be clear and showed a clear panorama of the earth and crowd viewing it…(it might have been CNN which showed the crowd in MO).

August 21, 2017 11:53 am

Lousy job by NASA. Just “watched” the eclipse in Charleston and they left the camera stopped down throughout totality so no one watching on TV could see the corona. In other locations, they showed the corona and a few prominences but nobody tried to explain what was being seen. For example, does the corona grow and shrink? Does it ever look different than today and if so, why? What are the prominences? Nobody learned anything from the junk NASA put out.

August 21, 2017 11:54 am

It started sprinkling here in SE Wisconsin for about ten minutes a few minutes after the peak of the eclipse. Either an eclipse-induced sprinkle or just a coincidence. Cloudy and muggy today.

August 21, 2017 12:06 pm

Can the rate of temperature drop and rise during the eclipse tell us anything about CO2 sensitivity – comparing this eclipse with an earlier eclipse or are there simply too many other variables, e.g. time of day, cloud cover, starting temperature, etc.?

Reply to  bernie1815
August 21, 2017 6:40 pm

I cross posted this in another thread about the “racist” eclipse, but thought you’d like it:
“I had a PROUD momma moment today, I just had to share. As some of my neighbors gathered in my front yard today ( they saw us sitting out with our nifty unsafe glasses) we were pointing out things to an awestruck group of teens…like that their shadows on the ground were no longer sharp and focused but had a strange “blur” around them. As they noticed the temperature start to drop long before the max eclipse ( we got 90% totality) one of them snarked :
” Hey! Isn’t all that CO2 in our atmosphere supposed to be “trapping” (he air quoted) the heat? Why is it getting cooler then?”
My 14 year old daughter said “Maybe Antifa sucked them all out of the atmosphere because CO2 molecules only LIKE certain types of radiation. Racist particles!”
My husband and I burst out laughing right along with everyone else gathered. There IS hope !!”

August 21, 2017 12:31 pm

Got about 90% coverage here in Cincinnati. Was still pretty cool. Sunlight was fairly dim compared to full output. Mainly viewed it with a pinhole camera.

Stevan Reddish
August 21, 2017 12:36 pm

Total eclipse missed my house – only 99% here, judging by insolation dropping to just below 3.5 w/m^2 when 440 is norm at time of day. Temp dropped 7 F during eclipse. Minimum temp lagged peak eclipse by 25 minutes. Clear skies, Approx. 45% RH, Elev 4240′ in central Or.

Stevan Reddish
Reply to  Stevan Reddish
August 21, 2017 1:09 pm

I see weather stations in Bend, Or. recorded ave. 4 F drop during eclipse. Same weather, 99.5% totality, Elev. 3650′

Reply to  Stevan Reddish
August 21, 2017 2:01 pm

The temperature at our location (near Shreveport, La.) dropped 10 degrees F. The thermometer was uncalibrated, red alchohol, and was placed in direct sunlight in a cardboard box over grass.
It wasn’t perfect, but made for the easiest control of the variables. Immediately before any obscuration, the temperature of the thermometer was 100 F. As obscuration progressed, the direct sunlight temperature dropped to 90 F. There were some periods of passing clouds and the thermometer temperature would begin to rapidly drop, but we made observations during direct sunlight and no observable changes in the temperature.

Stevan Reddish
Reply to  Stevan Reddish
August 21, 2017 11:09 pm

I see today’s high fell 4-5 degrees short of the prediction. Looks like the national weather service did not make any allowance for the eclipse.
Of course, that prediction has disappeared as usual, with never a word of remorse for missing the mark.

Mumbles McGuirck
August 21, 2017 1:58 pm

We observed a 3℉ temperature drop as the shadow passed over our location. We were abut 78% coverage at maximum.

Gunga Din
August 21, 2017 2:16 pm

Just out of curiosity I did a search for images of an eclipse at sunrise or sunset.
Some had me wish I’d been there to see it, with or without a camera.

Rhoda R
August 21, 2017 6:02 pm

You people had so much fun. We had clouds roll in just as the eclipse was starting and at totality (81% in my area) a massive thunder/rain storm began. Things cleared up an hour later.

August 21, 2017 8:03 pm

Watched from Cadiz Ky, coolest thing I have ever seen. Space Shuttle night launch viewed from 13 miles away is now a distant 2nd. Was able to take some nice pictures with my iPhone thru my telescope.

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