Total Solar Eclipse Today!

It’s finally here: wherever you are in the United States, you will be able to see a total solar eclipse travel across the country.

The Audio Description Project will be providing a radio broadcast of the total solar eclipse for the visually impaired and blind.

Go to http://www.acbradio.org/interactive and select “Click Here to Play.” Then be sure to select the link that opens the player that you use to listen to music or stream internet radio stations. You can also listen on any telephone by dialing (605) 475-8130 and select option 4. If you are using an iOS device such as an iPad or iPhone, install “ACB Link”; open the app, select the radio tab and then tap on the menu button. Select “live streams” and “ACB Radio Interactive,” select the play button and the stream will launch.

Additional information about ACB’s Audio Description Project is available at: www.acb.org/adp.

If you plan on viewing the eclipse or want to track the eclipse in real time, Google is sponsoring an Eclipse Megamovie project that will create a time lapse of the eclipse as it traverses the United States. If you have a Google account, you can sign in and upload your eclipse pictures there: https://eclipsemega.movie/

NASA will be hosting live streams from multiple cities across the country, and will be continuing to post pictures and updates on their many social media accounts. For more information about the live streams and the account information, please visit https://www.nasa.gov/feature/aug-21-eclipse-up-close-and-personal-with-nasa

NBC and other major broadcasting companies will be hosting their own streams of the information. Check your local TV Guide for air times.

For additional information and resources, we have two posts that share websites and maps that you can use to access information about local programming and total solar eclipse viewing glasses:

http://www.summerreadingnys.org/2017/07/total-solar-eclipse-one-month-away/

http://www.summerreadingnys.org/2017/08/in-the-final-stretch-for-the-total-solar-eclipse/

Share your pictures with the New York State Library! Add the hashtag #NYSLTotalSolarEclipse to your pictures on social media. Happy star gazing!

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