NASA researchers nationwide, along with Americans from coast to coast, looked to the sky August 21 to observe a rare total solar eclipse over the continental United States — photographed here by Joe Matus, anengineer at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Matus captured this image in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, during the solar transit, as Marshall researchers and spokespersons gathered to take part in live NASA coverage of the scientific phenomenon. (Photo Credit: NASA/MSFC/Joseph Matus)


The Bailey’s Beads effect is seen as the moon makes its final move over the sun during the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017 above Madras, Oregon. A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the contiguous United States from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. A partial solar eclipse was visible across the entire North American continent along with parts of South America, Africa, and Europe. (Photo Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)


Stunning Footage Highlights of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

by by Gene Kim and Jessica Orwig

[dropcap]T{/dropcap]he great American solar eclipse is over. In case you missed it, here are highlights pulled from NASA’s livestream of the historic event.

NASA set up stations across the country to capture totality as it moved from west to east. This was the first time in 99 years that a total solar eclipse crossed the entire continental US. The next total solar eclipse in the US will be in 2024.




WATCH | LIVE HD: 2017 Solar Eclipse | G-III Aircraft Footage




WATCH | Total Eclipse 2017 – PBS/NASA from Nebraska – Actual Footage of the Total Solar Eclipse


NASA video Footage of the Total Eclipse from Beatrice, Nebraska. Broadcasted through PBS, August 21, 2017.



WATCH | Alaska Airlines Solar Eclipse Flight #870

You can’t help but get excited when you fly with us and see a solar eclipse. We adjusted Flight #870 from Anchorage to Honolulu on March 8, 2016 just so our passengers could catch the solar eclipse from 35,000 feet. Read more on our blog: (Video credit: Mike Kentrianakis / American Astronomical Society)