By: Dave Mosher Aug. 17, 2017, 9:35 AM
When you open Facebook on August 21, a special message from the company will greet you about the total solar eclipse.
That message will point users to streaming video coverage of the 2017 eclipse by NASA.
“On August 21st, the United States will experience the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years, making this the most important astronomical event in the social media era,” a Facebook representative told Business Insider in an email.
In addition to NASA TV’s feed, Facebook will also promote the space agency’s 4K-resolution, 360-degree Facebook Live broadcast from Charleston, South Carolina.
On Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun, and NASA will carry it live from coast to coast from unique vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and spacecraft, including the International Space Station. Coverage starts at noon ET/9am PT on Aug 21. Watch it live here on NASA’s Facebook page
NASA Live Stream on Facebook
NASA TV airs a variety of regularly scheduled, pre-recorded educational and public relations programming 24 hours a day on its various channels. Programs include “NASA Gallery”, which features photographs and video from NASA’s history; “Video File”, which broadcasts b-roll footage for news and media outlets; “Education File”, which provides special programming for schools; “NASA Edge” and “NASA 360”, hosted programs that focus on different aspects of NASA; and “This Week @ NASA”, which shows news from NASA centers around the country. Live ISS coverage and related commentary is aired daily at 11 a.m. EST and repeats throughout the day.
NASA YouTube Stream