Why is the corona of the sun so much hotter than the center? Scientists are flying high-altitude jets into the shadow of an eclipse to gather data on why this is.
On Monday, Aug.21, a total eclipse of the sun will pass over the continental United States for the first time in 99 years.
The path of totality will pass over 14 states – from Oregon in the west to South Carolina in the east – in approximately 93 minutes. Depending on where you live along this path, you’ll be able to see the total eclipse for one and a half to two and a half minutes. Viewers in other states will be able to see a partial solar eclipse. Its size will vary depending on how close they are to the path of totality.
Science Channel will be capturing every moment of the Great American Eclipse with live coverage on air and online. We’ll be live in Madras, Oregon – one of the nation’s premier viewing spots – with astronomers and educators, in partnership with the Lowell Observatory.
We’ll also provide live footage from other prime viewing destinations across American including locations in Tennessee, Idaho, Nebraska, and South Carolina. You’ll also get glimpses of the eclipse taken from the International Space Station.