The stream will begin at 12 PM EST (9 AM PST) on Monday, and it will include live footage from the following cities which lie along the path of totality (where the moon will completely block out the sun): Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Kentucky, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wyoming.

So if you’re not in one of these cities on Monday (or if you are and don’t have a pair of solar filter sunglasses), the Twitter stream is your best bet to get in on the action.

A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth. The moon appears to completely cover the disk of the sun. By blocking the sun’s light, the moon casts a shadow that turns day into twilight on earth.

Today’s event is the first solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1979.

The Twitter livestream will be hosted by meteorologists Ari Sarsalari and Domenica Davis, featuring “high-resolution and aerial drone footage from Weather’s network of storm trackers,” as well as real-time eclipse footage courtesy of NASA.

You can view the stream on The Weather Channel app, on, and, of course, Twitter.

Source: The Verge

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