Solar Eclipse 2017 Live Stream: Watch Online!

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Solar Eclipse 2017 Live Stream

By Andrew Shuster |

Solar Eclipse 2017 Live Stream

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Monday marks the first total solar eclipse to sweep across the United States in 99 years, and Gossip Cop has a live stream of the celestial event available online. Watch it below!

For those who need a brush-up on your science, a total eclipse occurs when the moon fully blocks the sun while orbiting the Earth. In order for a total eclipse to take place, the sun, moon and Earth must be in a direct line. During a solar eclipse, the moon casts a shadow onto Earth and the sky becomes very dark, as if it were night. This will happen coast-to-coast Monday for the first time since 1918.

The total eclipse will only be fully visible in 14 states, while the rest of the country will see a partial eclipse. Still, those in the “path of totality” will need special glasses to safely watch the eclipse without damaging their eyes. Luckily, you can watch it all live on the Internet.

NASA is live-streaming the event with a four-hour special titled “Eclipse Across America,” which will feature a look at how people are celebrating the eclipse across the nation. There will be interviews with some of the country’s top scientists, as well as coverage of activities in parks, stadiums, festivals and other places where people are gathering to watch the event.

The live-stream begins at 12:00 p.m. ET and ends around 4:15 p.m. ET. The eclipse itself is expected to begin in Oregon at around 1:15 p.m. ET before leaving the U.S. around 2:45 p.m. ET, at which time the totality will occur for one minute and 36 seconds. Watch it all in the live stream below! Additionally, see how celebrities are reacting to the solar eclipse on Twitter.

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