Missed the Eclipse? Want to see it again?
Nova, Eclipse Over America
Monday, Aug. 21, at 9 p.m.
Repeats Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 3 a.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 24, at 2 a.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 27, at 5 p.m.
On Monday, Aug. 21, America’s eyes will be glued to the skies as the mainland United States experiences the first total solar eclipse since 1979, and the first to cross the country since 1918. NOVA will capture the spectacular event in a special presentation to air hours after it takes place.
This extraordinary cosmic spectacle will pass through 13 states, and everyone in the continental United States will have the opportunity to see at least a partial eclipse, making it the most widely viewed American eclipse of all time. Commencing at 10:15 am PDT (1:15 pm EDT), a lunar shadow 73 miles wide will take one hour and 33 minutes to travel from Oregon on the west coast to South Carolina on the east, allowing continuous observation for 90 minutes.
When the eclipse clears the United States at approximately 3 p.m. EST, NOVA will work quickly to pull together the footage being fed from various locations by satellite and internet. Then, just six hours after the eclipse has ended, “Eclipse Over America” will air. It will be NOVA’s quickest turnaround effort to date, requiring a remarkable collaboration between NOVA and PBS member stations to capture and share this once-in-a-lifetime experience with the entire nation.
Visit the Nova website.
NASA needs you to be a Citizen Scientist! You and your students can become Citizen Scientists for NASA during the eclipse and beyond.
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As a Citizen Scientist your observations will help benefit the environment! Sponsored by NASA follow the project on Twitter @NASAGo, and on Facebook here.
Since all of North America will experience at least a partial eclipse on Aug. 21, NASA encourages everyone to get involved in scientific observations during this rare experience.
"No matter where you are in North America, whether it's cloudy, clear or rainy, NASA wants as many people to help with this citizen science project," Kristen Weaver, deputy coordinator for the project, said in a statement.
NASA will certainly benefit from the plethora of data it is hoping to receive from citizen scientists across the continent. However, this initiative is also a way for NASA to inspire concern and participation in an international scientific endeavor, according to GLOBE. The idea is to democratize scientific observation by helping observers to understand their surroundings and to excite folks about what they are capable of.