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Solar Eclipse 2017 LIVE stream – Watch the solar eclipse online HERE

When is the solar eclipse?

The total solar eclipse will cast its shadow over North America in less than two weeks, on August 21.

The darkest part of the shadow will cast a 70 mile radius that will fall across Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina.

It will move through Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia.

Any viewers caught outside of this path will still have a chance to catch a glimpse of the partial eclipse.

You can have a look at this interactive map created by NASA, to find out if your area falls within the eclipse’s path.

How to watch the solar eclipse live online

Coverage of this year’s total solar eclipse will begin on Friday August 18 with a coast-to-coast live stream from Slooh, which you can watch above.

It will follow the eclipse from the moment it touches down in the Pacific Ocean and makes landfall in Oregon, all the way up to its final moments as it dashes across the US.

The live stream will begin no Friday at 4.30pm BST (11.30am EDT) and end on Tuesday August 22 at 9.15pm BST (4.15pm EDT).

Slooh is a robotic telescope service that offers live viewings of major astronomical events throughout the year.

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Its live streams bring together a host of experts and enthusiasts to broadcast their expertise in an educational format.

This year a group of astronomers will meet at the Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch in Idaho, for a five hour live broadcast.

The stream will feature guest appearances from Slooh astronomers Paul Cox and Dr. Paige Godfrey and will be hosted by Gerry Monteaux.

“In recent years, we’ve traveled the globe to cover total solar eclipses in Australia, Kenya, the Faroe Islands, and Indonesia, but what’s unique about this event is that we get to share the magical moments of totality in person with our members who will join us in Idaho to watch this incredible phenomenon together”, Mr Cox said ahead of the event.

On top of the live stream, Slooh is also asking fans and enthusiast astronomers to send in their pictures and videos of the event via Facebook and Twitter.

“Tens of millions of people will see the eclipse in person, and be looking for more”, said Michael Paolucci, Founder of Slooh. 

“So we are now opening up Slooh’s daily live telescope feeds to the public for free.

Visit Slooh.com to snap and share your own photos from this live event, and interact with our hosts and guests, and personally control Slooh’s telescopes.

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