Excited about today's solar eclipse, but don't live in the path of full visibility that includes places like Redmond, Ore., or Knoxville, Tenn.? Not to worry! Technology has improved tremendously over the 38 years since the moon last completely obscured the sun over the contiguous United States. This means you'll be able to enjoy an immersive eclipse experience from your living room or online. Here are a few of your available options.
The Weather Channel begins its coverage Monday at 6 a.m. ET with reporters around the country — and beyond. For example, the network will partner with Royal Caribbean to show the eclipse from a cruise ship in the Atlantic Ocean. It will also be aboard a chartered Alaska Airlines plane to film the event from 35,000 feet in the air. Online, the Weather Channel has teamed up with Twitter to live stream the event, which you can view at eclipse2017.twitter.com. You also can submit content by tweeting with the hashtag #Eclipse2017.
CNN will start its coverage at 1 p.m. ET with a live show hosted by science correspondent Rachel Crane and former astronaut Mark Kelly. Online — at cnn.com/eclipse and on CNN's mobile apps and its Facebook Live page — you can view livestream broadcasts from five locations in stunning 4K high-definition. And if you have a virtual reality headset, you're in luck. You can view a 360-degree stream through your device.
NASA is also offering a four-hour livestream show of its own at eclipse2017.nasa.gov, complete with a Flickr gallery of submitted photography. True to its name, NASA will offer coverage from a spacecraft, as well as from aircraft and high-altitude balloons.
With so many options at your disposal, you might feel like you're in Carbondale, Ill., during the eclipse — only with a few dozen additional vantage points.