NASA TV to Broadcast Solar Eclipse; See it Live on Mediacom, MC22
Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:38am admin
DES MOINES, IA - Mediacom subscribers can watch complete live coverage of the 2017 Solar Eclipse on August 21 and see the unique, close-up views NASA will capture with scientific cameras placed along the path of totality. NASA’s live broadcast coverage of the solar eclipse will be televised on Mediacom’s local channel 22 (HD channels 822 or 722) starting at 9:00 am CST, and will continue until 3:00 pm CST.
The NASA -produced coverage will begin with a pre-show hosted at NASA TV’s home base at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. The main program, beginning at 12:00-noon central time, will track the path of totality where the moon fully covers the sun for a few short minutes. The first point of contact begins at Lincoln Beach, Oregon at 9:05 am PDT, with the total eclipse in that location at 10:16 am PDT (just past noon in the central time zone). Over the next hour and a half, the path of totality will cross the country diagonally from Oregon to South Carolina. According to NASA, the longest duration will be near Carbondale, Illinois, where the sun will be completely covered for two minutes and 40 seconds.
“This will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental US in 38 years, and we’re pleased to provide Mediacom viewers with a safe and comfortable way to see NASA’s high-quality broadcast,” said Mediacom Senior Vice President Ed Pardini.
NASA’s coverage will feature stunning views obtained from jet aircraft, high-altitude balloons, satellites and specially modified telescopes. The program will also include live reports from Salem, Oregon; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Beatrice, Nebraska; Jefferson City, Missouri; Carbondale, Illinois; Hopkinsville, Kentucky; Clarksville, Tennessee, and Charleston, South Carolina. For more information, visit the NASA web site: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov