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How to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse Online.

Will you be outside the path of totality during the 2024 total solar eclipse? What if clouds block your view? Find out how to watch the event online with this collection of livestreams.

This article is part of a special report on the total solar eclipse that will be visible from parts of the U.S., Mexico and Canada on April 8, 2024.

Maybe you didn’t know that a total solar eclipse would cross North America on April 8. Maybe you won’t be able to travel to an area in the path of totality. Maybe your view will be obscured by clouds.

Never fear: if all else fails, you can watch the rare spectacle online, thanks to a handful of livestreams designed to share the eclipse with viewers around the globe.

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First up, check out Scientific American’s own livestream. We’ll be offering a view of the eclipse that you can’t catch from anywhere on the ground, even with a “perfect location” and clear skies: a team of researchers will be using two jets from NASA’s WB-57 High Altitude Research Program that were converted into high-flying telescopes to chase the eclipse for science.

When the team made its first eclipse flight during 2017’s coast-to-coast spectacle, the scientists produced high-resolution images of the sun’s outer atmosphere, or corona, in a…

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