Couldn’t make the last-minute trip to this year’s total solar eclipse? Even if you’re not in the path of the totality, EarthCam is offering the chance to view the event live from 45 webcams around the world.
The nationwide broadcast began 12:01 EST in San Francisco and will continue throughout the United States as the event continues – marking the first time such a phenomenon has been seen in 99 years. Watch for shadow bands crossing cityscapes such as Seattle, WA; St. Paul, MN; St. Louis, MO; and New York City. The eclipse may have an effect on animals whose behavior relies on light cues. View the bears at ZooMontana in Billings, MT and the giraffe family at the Greenville Zoo in Greenville, SC to see if they start to behave as if it is twilight. Even where the eclipse will not reach totality, viewers can join the crowds gathering in Las Vegas, NV; Bourbon Street in New Orleans, LA and Times Square, NYC.
The last total solar eclipse in the United States was 99 years ago. The path of totality crosses the country from West coast to East coast through 14 states. EarthCam is also partnering with NASA to show their entire broadcast from 12PM till 4 PM EST, live on billboards in Times Square. Over 45 webcams can also be viewed in a special playlist on EarthCamTV, available on Apple TV and Amazon Fire devices.