If You’re Not Near a TV Today, Here’s How to Watch the Solar Eclipse on Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat

Aug 21, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Today’s rare solar eclipse starts around 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT, when it will begin darkening a huge swath of the U.S. as the moon blocks out the sun.

Along with tons of TV coverage, Recode reports that event will be covered heavily on social media.

Facebook “will push NASA’s livestream of the eclipse into users’ News Feeds with a special notification for those in the U.S.,” Recode reports. “NASA will also go live with a 360-degree video from Charleston, S.C., and NASA also created some special camera filters for the occasion you can find in Facebook’s built-in camera.”

Additionally, TV news outlets including CNN and NBC News will stream the eclipse live on Facebook.

Snapchat has reportedly been compiling a ‘Total Solar Eclipse’ Our Story since Sunday, and it continues today. Recode notes that “it’s going to be taking photos and videos from users across the country and putting them into a montage for people to watch. The Story will also include Snaps from NASA and the Department of the Interior. Snap has also created some special photo filters for the event, including some that will only be available to users in the eclipse’s ‘path of totality.’”

Twitter has partnered with The Weather Channel to stream the eclipse live to users, and the feed will reportedly include a timeline of eclipse-specific tweets.

On YouTube, meanwhile, NASA, PBS and The Washington Post are among the accounts planning to stream the eclipse live.

Click on the link above to Recode to find additional links related to the eclipse.

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