Where, When and How to See Today's Total Solar Eclipse


You've got one chance to watch 2016's singular total solar eclipse. It's only visible in Southeast Asia, but good news Area folks: you can watch the event via the Exploratorium's live feed above.

A total solar eclipse occurs when the Sun is completely blocked as the Moon passes between it and the Earth. The place on Earth where you can see the Sun totally blocked is only 100 miles wide.

The last total solar eclipse happened on March 20, 2015 and the next one is August 21, 2017, which will be visible from the Pacific Northwest to the Southeast.

Until then, find more details about tonight's eclipse below.

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Where can I watch the eclipse?
The video player above!

When can I watch the eclipse?
March 8, 5:00–6:15 p.m. PST

What if I want to watch more?
Today from 4:00-8:00 p.m. PST the player above will stream footage from telescopes on Micronesia capturing the eclipse as it unfolds.
*Note: It's image-only, without narration

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Can I nerd out even more?
Yes! The Exploratorium is offering free admission after 5 p.m. You can watch real-time imagery from telescopes on the coral atoll Woleai and hear scientists talk about NASA’s new multi-satellite endeavor to measure the magnetosphere that connects the Earth and the Sun.

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