Active Stocks
Mon May 27 2024 15:59:11
  1. Tata Steel share price
  2. 175.50 0.40%
  1. NTPC share price
  2. 369.60 -1.40%
  1. State Bank Of India share price
  2. 834.10 0.66%
  1. HDFC Bank share price
  2. 1,527.95 0.75%
  1. ICICI Bank share price
  2. 1,129.15 -0.19%
Business News/ Science / Total Solar Eclipse 2024: Here's how to watch Surya Grahan with NASA's rockets- Livestream on TV, YouTube and more
BackBack

Total Solar Eclipse 2024: Here's how to watch Surya Grahan with NASA's rockets- Livestream on TV, YouTube and more

Total Solar Eclipse 2024: NASA will launch 3 rockets during the eclipse across the path of totality whose live stream with commentary will be provided by Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. These launches aim to study atmospheric changes during eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse 2024: A person photographing NASA's countdown display, ahead of the Total Solar Eclipse 2024. (REUTERS)Premium
Total Solar Eclipse 2024: A person photographing NASA's countdown display, ahead of the Total Solar Eclipse 2024. (REUTERS)

Total Solar Eclipse 2024: Stargazers are all set to witness the first solar eclipse, commonly known as Surya Grahan, of this year. This celestial event will commence at 9:12 pm (IST) on April 8 and will conclude by 2:22 am on April 9.

“A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk," NASA's official website stated.

This year it will be a rare total solar eclipse where the moon will entirely shroud the sun and the spectacle will appear as a ring of fire. The sky will darken during the day for the short time interval of a few minutes when this astronomical marvel will happen.

Also read: Total Solar Eclipse 2024 Live Updates: When, where and how to watch Surya Grahan in India today

Surya Grahan will not be visible in India and hence, cosmic enthusiasts in India will not be able to have a direct view of the phenomenal astronomical event. However, this Surya Grahan will be visible in various countries including the United States, Canada, Mexico, and other parts of North America which will be live-streamed by various agencies across the globe. 

Also read: Solar Eclipse 2024: Here's how and where to watch Surya Grahan in India today; Live stream, other details here

In the United States, the path of totality extends from Texas to Maine. NASA, the US space agency will live-stream the solar eclipse from across North America whose broadcast will begin at 1 pm EDT. The coverage will include not only live views of the astronomical marvel but will also witness special appearances by NASA experts, and astronauts aboard the space station and will provide an inside look at NASA’s eclipse science experiments.

Also read: Total Solar Eclipse 2024: Cloudy weather across path could block view for many; Canada, Maine and Vermont to be lucky

NASA will enable cosmic lovers to catch sight of watch parties across the US as well. The three-hour-long broadcast will feature live locations and will also include NASA's only centre in the path of totality. The space agency said, “NASA also will host a watch party of the eclipse in Spanish starting at 1:30 p.m. on YouTube."

The space agency's broadcast will live-stream on NASA+, broadcast on NASA TV, on the agency’s official website and updates will also be available on its social media handle.

Also read: Will total solar eclipse 2024 impact Ramadan moon sighting, Eid Al-Fitr? 

The space agency's live-streaming service will provide a telescopic feed of the event on NASA Television’s media channel and YouTube, without commentary. NASA said, “The telescope feed will incorporate views from multiple locations, and will be switched based on weather, the eclipse’s progress, and feed availability." 

A live stream with commentary will be provided by Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia of three rocket launches to study atmospheric changes during the eclipse. The livestream will begin at 2:30 pm (EDT) on NASA Wallops’ YouTube channel and conclude after the third rocket takes off.

You are on Mint! India's #1 news destination (Source: Press Gazette). To learn more about our business coverage and market insights Click Here!

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.
More Less
Published: 08 Apr 2024, 09:09 AM IST
Next Story footLogo
Recommended For You