Today, the United States will get to witness one of the rarest solar eclipses in years, and NASA is making sure that it is observed by all. The aeronautical research body has now shared ways to live stream the Solar Eclipse 2017 on an iOS device or Apple TV. During the celestial movement, the moon is said to be seen in between the path of the Sun, and earth for the longest duration of two minutes and 40 seconds. Also Read - Google is shutting this popular app used by millions of usersAlso Read - Top 5 free Android apps on Google Play store this week
According to NASA, the solar event will begin on the Oregon coast as a partial eclipse at 9:06AM PDT (9:36PM IST) on August 21. It will end later in the day as a partial eclipse along the coast of South Carolina at about 2:44PM EST (12:15AM IST, Tuesday). NASA has introduced a handful of streaming programs to show the eclipse and its path of totality. These solar eclipse streaming programs are available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV only, and will help those who live far away from the path of totality, and wish to witness it. Also Read - High-speed solar storm to hit Earth today, impact phone signals: NASA warns
To stream the live broadcast on your Apple device, you can choose to download NASA app for iOS from the App Store. While users of the fourth-generation Apple TV can download the NASA app for tvOS. NASA will host a preview show, which you can catch up from 12:00PM ET (9:30PM IST, Monday). The preview show will be telecasted from Charleston, South Carolina and will last for four hours including the main event. Spectators can also directly jump onto the live stream of the main event at 1:00PM ET (10:30 PM IST, Monday), and stream the path of totality of the eclipse across the United States. ALSO READ: Total Solar Eclipse 2017: 5 apps to watch the eclipse today
Android users need not feel disheartened, and they can download the NASA app for Android smartphones from Play Store. While Amazon Fire tablets and Fire TV devices can stream the event as well. The same event will be visible as a partial eclipse to people in the other countries. US will witness a celestial event like today after around 38 years. A solar eclipse visible to the entire US was last recorded in the year 1979.
Unfortunately, the eclipse will not be visible in India, and most of the Asian regions. However, the solar eclipse on August 21 is said to be most recorded celestial event ever, and thus people in the other regions can easily find videos and other visual representation online.