NASA Announces Preparations for Upcoming 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

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At 10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, March 26, at NASA Headquarters in Washington, NASA will host a media briefing with other government agencies to discuss the Monday, April 8 rare total solar eclipse. Notable speakers from NASA and other government agencies will be participating in the event.

NASA will be offering coverage of the eclipse on NASA+, the agency’s website, and the NASA app beginning at 1 p.m. NASA also will be streaming the eclipse live on social media, namely its Facebook, X, YouTube, and Twitch social media accounts.

A Tour of NASA’s 2024 Solar Eclipse Map

The total solar eclipse briefing will air live on NASA+, NASA Television, and the agency’s website:

Over the course of about an hour, viewers in 15 states across the United States will experience up to four and half minutes of darkness when the Moon moves fully in front of the Sun, revealing the Sun’s faint outer atmosphere: the corona. Outside of the path of totality, people in the contiguous United States will have the opportunity to see a partial eclipse, when the Moon covers only a portion of the Sun. Learn how to safely view this celestial event on NASA’s eclipse website.

Media attending in person must RSVP by 5 p.m., Monday, March 25, to Tiernan Doyle at Media outlets can participate by phone no later than two hours before the start of the event.

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