NOVA: Eclipse Over America

NOVA: Eclipse Over America

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 9:15pm - 10:15pm

Caption: Diamond ring during total solar eclipse of 2006

Credit: Courtesy of Jay Pasachoff & Ron Dantowitz

On Monday August 21, 2017, America’s eyes will be glued to the skies as the mainland United States experiences the first total solar eclipse since 1979.NOVA will capture the spectacular event in a special presentation to air hours after it takes place. Eclipse Over America airs Monday, August 21 at 9:15 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Preview:

This extraordinary cosmic spectacle will pass through 13 states, and everyone in the continental U.S. will have the opportunity to see at least a partial eclipse, making it the most widely viewable eclipse of all time. Commencing at 10:15 a.m. PDT (1:15 p.m. EDT), a lunar shadow 73 miles wide will take one hour and 33 minutes to travel from Oregon on the west coast to South Carolina on the east, allowing continuous observation for 90 minutes.non.”

NOVA’s fastest turnaround film to date, Eclipse Over America will be the ultimate companion to this spectacular celestial event. NOVA will follow teams working on the forefront of solar science and solar storm detection, use immersive CGI animation to reveal the sun’s secret mechanisms and integrate stunning sequences of the eclipse itself — including scenes filmed at iconic locations along the path of the eclipse — user-generated content, NASA footage and more.

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