On August 21st, the United States will experience the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years, making this the most important astronomical event in the social media era.
When you open Facebook today you will be greeted with a message from the company in regards to today’s solar eclipse.
“Experience the Total Solar Eclipse: Today millions of Americans will see the sky like they’ve never seen it before. Join us for this rare and beautiful cosmic event.”
You will then be pointed to NASA’s Facebook page where they will be hosting a live 360-degree video of the incredible event.
You can watch it HERE!
In addition to NASA TV’s feed, Facebook will also promote the space agency’s 4K-resolution, 360-degree Facebook Live broadcast from Charleston, South Carolina. This livestream will be fully interactive, so you can look around and feel like you’re actually on the ground in the path of totality.
NASA’s Facebook Live coverage, which starts at 12 p.m. EDT (9 a.m. PDT).
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