On Monday, August 21 from 7am to 10am ET, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal will be live from the Goddard Space Flight Center’s Visitor Center to discuss the total solar eclipse later in the day. The program will feature NASA specialists from Goddard to discuss the eclipse and the science behind it. There will also be interviews via Skype with Members of Congress from either key locations on the eclipse path, or members of the House and Senate Science Committees. We will take viewer calls about the eclipse throughout the program.
From 12pm to 4pm ET we will be simulcasting NASA TV as the space agency broadcasts from the College of Charleston in South Carolina with coverage of the total solar eclipse. It’s been 99 years: this is the first time a total solar eclipse will be visible across the entire contiguous United States since June 8, 1918. The last time a total eclipse was visible from part of the U.S. was in 1979, and the next one is expected in 2024.
Preview the eclipse with this clip of Clemson University Physics and Astronomy Professor Donald Liebenberg discussing solar eclipses:
Video Clip: Total Solar Eclipse (5:44)