Watch a Live Stream of the Solar Eclipse Brought to You by Balloons


If you aren’t geographically in a position to see the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 another way you can see the eclipse is by watching a livestream of the event.  Angela Des Jardins, the Director of the Montana Space Grant Consortium at Montana State University, has organized a partnership with 55 college and high school teams located around the United States as part of the Eclipse Ballooning Project.  By launching high-altitude balloons, these teams will stream live video of the eclipse when it happens on August 21, 2017.

These balloons will reach altitudes of up to 100,000 feet and will provide a view of the eclipse from above the Earth’s atmosphere.  These balloons will transmit live video and images from near space as well as their geographic positions to NASA.  These feeds will be available via NASA’s web sites so viewers can watch the eclipse from around the world.

On August 21, 2017, live streaming will also be available here:

Video about the Eclipse Ballooning Project

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