Not in the path of totality? You can still watch Monday’s total solar eclipse online

If you’re far from the path of totality or clouds spoil your view, you can still watch the total solar eclipse online.

Weather permitting, tens of millions of people living along a narrow strip from Mexico’s Pacific coast to eastern Canada can simply look to the sky Monday to catch a glimpse of day turning to dusk as the moon hides the sun.

Eclipse glasses are essential for preventing eye damage.

NASA will offer several hours of streaming online and on NASA TV of the solar eclipse starting at 1 p.m. Monday. NASA

The only time it is safe to ditch protective eyewear is during all or the few minutes of complete darkness.

Here are some alternatives if you are obscured during the eclipse or can’t make it to the path:

NASA is live from different eclipse cities

NASA is offering several hours of streaming online and on NASA TV starting at 1 p.m. from several cities along the path of totality.

The space agency will show telescope views of the sun and scientists and astronauts from the space station will appear.

During the eclipse, small rockets will launch from Wallops Island, Virginia, with scientific instruments into the electrically charged part of the atmosphere near the edge of space known as the ionosphere.

NASA will show telescope views of the sun and space station scientists and astronauts will appear. Michael Chow / USA TODAY NETWORK

AP hosts live broadcast from path of totality

Associated Press journalists will be deployed in the path of totality to cover the evenings and festivities live.

The AP live broadcast will begin at 10 a.m. with views of Mazatlán, Mexico and other locations. Commentary will run from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with interviews with organizers, scientists and live views along the route.

Telescopes and experiments focus on the sun

The Exploratorium Museum will feature live telescope images of the sun from Junction, Texas, and Torreón, Mexico.

One of the sounding rockets scheduled to launch for the Eclipse Rocket Campaign on April 8, 2024, is on track April 2, 2024, at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Lauren Roberts/Salisbury Daily Times / USA TODAY NETWORK

University of Maine researchers and students will launch balloons to high altitudes in an experiment that will be broadcast live from the stratosphere.

The time and date will display the sun from different telescope feeds.

Slooh will broadcast from Texas and have a network of partner telescopes along the way.

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