Americans are just a week away from experiencing once in a lifetime celestial event – the Great American Eclipse. Those in the U.S. will witness a full solar eclipse on August 21 and Twitter is joining in the excitement to make the event more memorable for enthusiasts. However, only people residing from and between Oregon in the west to South Carolina in the east will be able to catch the solar eclipse in totality. Thus, Twitter has come to the rescue. The microblogging platform has partnered with The Weather Channel to live stream the complete solar eclipse.

Twitter partners with The Weather Channel to live stream solar eclipse

If you do not fall inside the complete viewing zone or the weather could obstruct your view and spoil the show, then fret not as Twitter will live stream the whole event on its platform.

Moreover, to view the live steam videos on Twitter one need not have an account on the platform. Interested viewers can directly go to the dedicated page for the eclipse on Twitter on Monday, August 21, at 9 a.m. PT to see the celestial event.

The Twitter livestream coverage will include videos from different locations across the country, which will witness the event. These are Carbondale, Illinois; Stanley, Idaho; Alliance, Nebraska; St. Joseph’s, Missouri; Hopkinsville, Kentucky; Belton, South Carolina; McMinnville, Oregon; Casper, Wyoming; and Nashville, Tennessee. The partnership with The Weather Channel is considered a smart move as all the network’s cameras won’t be stationed on the ground.

Thanks to the channel, Twitter will be able to provide aerial drone footage along with videos taken from high-resolution cameras of the solar eclipse.

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Apart from tapping into the resources of The Weather Channel, Twitter will also air footage of the eclipse captured from outer space by taking live segments of NASA’s coverage of the event. Neil Katz from the Weather Channel stated that they plan on partying like New Year’s Eve during the occurrence of the celestial phenomenon. He further stated that the event was a cultural moment that one cannot miss.

When to watch the celestial event

The eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, and will be first visible in Oregon at 9:06 a.m. PT. From there it will move east covering 14 states in the country before finally ending in South Carolina at 4:06 p.m. ET. NASA, however, has warned the people to exercise extreme caution while viewing the celestial event, to avoid damaging one’s eyes. If anyone misses the Great American Eclipse phenomenon, they will have to wait till 2024 to witness the next complete solar eclipse.