Here's How To Watch The Total Solar Eclipse Live From Wherever You Are

Every year, there are an average of two to four solar eclipses, which occur during the new moon phase of the moon's cycle when it passes directly in front of the sun. The first of 2016 will take place on Tuesday, March 8 at exactly 6:19 pm EST / 3:19 pm PST.

Only people in Australia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Hawaii and Alaska will be able to witness day turn to night in the blink of an eye from where they're standing. But even if you're not located in one of these places, you too can watch the moon pass between the sun and earth right from your home.

Here's how to watch the first total solar eclipse of the year.


Slooh, a company dedicated to sharing space with people all over the world, will stream the solar eclipse live from Indonesia around 6 pm EST and run through about 9 pm EST.

Slooh on YouTube

Tune in to Slooh for a stream accompanied by commentary from a number of astronomers and other solar experts who will address a host of questions as to how solar eclipses happen, why they happen and more.

Use the hashtag #SloohEclipse and/or #ShadeUp on Twitter to get your questions answered!

Learn more about Slooh and the total solar eclipse here.


NASA TV's public feed is expected to be slightly less lively than Slooh's and will begin via LiveStream a whole two hours later.

Tune in at 8 pm EST and join the conversation with NASA TV on Twitter using the hashtag #Eclipse2016.

If you're interested in watching the solar eclipse sans commentary or sound, NASA TV will also offer its educational LiveStream starting at 7 pm EST, which you can find below.

No matter how you choose to experience the first solar eclipse of 2016, grab a glass of wine, maybe smoke a little something and be sure not to miss the chance to experience the beauty of our universe.

Citations: Tech Insider