How to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse 2017

If you already read about the Solar Eclipse of 2017 you may be hoping to view it for yourself on August 21st  but can not find a room in the path of totality or are too far a way to view it in its entirety. Don’t worry OC Astronomy has some resources that will help you see this amazing celestial event.

NASA will be will air a four-hour show, Eclipse Across America, with unprecedented live video this celestial event, live on NASA TV

NASA TV – Eclipse Across America(link is external)

August 21, 2017

9am – 1pm PST

  • Live Coverage
  • 12 Locations
  • Airplanes
  • Ground Telescopes
  • 57 High Altitude Balloons

Ways to Watch

On the day of the eclipse go to www.nasa.gov/eclipselive(link is external)(link is external), where you will be directed by default to the NASA TV broadcast. The broadcast starts at 9 PST and will connect with many of the NASA broadcasts distributed across the country.

“Eclipse Glasses” & Handheld Viewers

If you are going to view the Eclipse full or partial be sure that you are using a certified lens or viewer. There have been many counterfeit eclipse glasses on Amazon that have been recalled so be sure to check yours to be safe. The following telescope and solar-filter companies manufacture and/or sell eclipse glasses (sometimes called eclipse shades) and/or handheld solar viewers that have been verified by an accredited testing laboratory to meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard for such products. They are listed in alphabetical order; those with an asterisk (*) are based outside the United States.

Solar Viewer Brands

Many of these Eclipse Glasses” & Handheld Viewers have already been sold out, OC Astronomy recommends you to not view the sun with out proper protection and advises you to consider staying inside and watching it from your computer or mobile device with NASA TV

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