TIME will live stream the rare event.

By Liz Steelman
August 21, 2017
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Couldn’t get glasses? Can’t leave your desk? Well, that doesn’t mean you have to skip out on watching the total solar eclipse. TIME, a Real Simple sister brand, is streaming the event for free. 

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The live stream starts at 12 p.m. ET today (Monday, August 21, 2017) and will be broadcast on Time.com, and TIME’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Amy Shira Teital, a spaceflight historian, and Jeffrey Kluger, author of Apollo 8 and TIME editor-at-large, will host the event. Teitel will be hosting from New York City, while Kluger will be stationed in Casper, Wyoming—a location in the path of totality. Marsha Ivins, former NASA astronaut, will also provide commentary.

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This solar eclipse is the first in the U.S. since 1979, reports TIME. It is also the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in U.S. history. It will begin at 9:05 a.m. PDT in Lincoln Beach, Oregon, reaching a total solar eclipse at 10:16 a.m. The phenomenon will end at 2:44 p.m. ET near Columbia, South Carolina. 

Want to read up on this historic event? Here, everything you need to know about today's solar eclipse.

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