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An Occurrence Coming Up in August Is Expected to Be One of the Most Viewed Events in History — and One Channel Is Going All In to Cover It Live

Jun 21, 2017  •  Post A Comment

An event set for Aug. 21 will mark the first time in 99 years that a total solar eclipse will span the continental United States, with the “path of totality” to stretch from Oregon to South Carolina.

Science Channel announced plans today to go live to cover what’s being called the “Great American Eclipse.”

“The Great American Eclipse will likely be one of the most viewed events in history and Science Channel will be on the ground to capture the excitement with live coverage as it happens on Monday, August 21,” the channel said in today’s announcement. “In prime time, the network will premiere a one-hour special, ‘The Great American Eclipse’ (wt), with same-day footage of the eclipse, on the 21st at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The announcement was made today, the Summer Solstice, by Marc Etkind, general manager of Science Channel.”

“Eclipse totality starts on the Oregon coast at about 1:20 p.m. ET and ends around 2:50 p.m. ET on the South Carolina coast, with the highlight of the eclipse at each location being about two minutes of total darkness — called ‘totality,'” the announcement notes. “Science Channel will be in Madras, Oregon, partnering with the Lowell Observatory on the Lowell Solar Eclipse Experience (lowellsolareclipse.com), as astronomers and educators narrate the eclipse as it happens. Madras is considered by experts to be one of the nation’s premier viewing spots, because of its location in the high desert of Central Oregon, typical weather patterns, and unobstructed views.”

Please click here to read full details in today’s announcement.

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