Watch the total solar eclipse of March 2016, live… This will be Indonesia’s first total solar eclipse in more than 20 years.
Above: Total Solar eclipse 1999 in France. Image credit wikimedia. Original image by Luc Viatour.
The robotic telescope Slooh is hosting this live broadcast.
You can visit Slooh.com to snap and share your own photos during the event, chat with audience members and interact with the hosts, and control Slooh’s telescopes.
Movement of March 2016 Total Solar Eclipse Shadow (Animation):
The moon will pass in front of the sun, casting its shadow over much of Southeast Asia on March 8, 2016 EST (March 9 local time). People on the nearly 100-mile-wide path of totality will experience a total solar eclipse, in which all of the sun’s bright face is blocked by the moon, while people outside this path will see varying degrees of a partial eclipse. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/E. Wright
How to Safely View a Solar Eclipse:
A solar eclipse is an amazing thing to see — but you have to be careful to see it safely! The sun’s rays can burn the retina and cause permanent damage to your vision. In this video, Dr. Ivan Schwab, a clinical correspondent for the American Academy of Ophthalmology talks about safe ways to watch a solar eclipse.
A graphic released by NASA showing where the solar eclipse will be visible. Credit NASA: