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Twitter to livestream the solar eclipse chase across the US

The social network is partnering with the Weather Channel to capture Monday's big moment in the sky.


Twitter and the Weather Channel will be streaming Monday's total solar eclipse on the social network.

Weather Channel

Add Twitter as yet another way to catch Monday's total solar eclipse, the first to cross the US from coast to coast in nearly 100 years, if you somehow miss it in person. 

The social network is partnering with the Weather Channel to livestream the "once-in-a-lifetime celestial event," when the moon blocks out the sun for up to a few minutes. 

They'll be tracking the eclipse across the US. Coverage will include live shots from 10 locations, from familiar places like Nashville to lesser-known locales like Stanley, Idaho; Casper, Wyoming; and McMinnville, Oregon. At its fastest speed, the moon's shadow will be moving at over 2,400 miles per hour. There will also be live shots from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, near the point where totality will last the longest and where weird things might happen.

"We're going to party like it's New Year's Eve," Neil Katz, the Weather Channel's editor-in-chief, said in a statement. 

The stream will also feature footage from drones and NASA, a quirky game show and a Red Bull cliff diving showdown under the eclipse's shadows. 

And, of course, there will be plenty of tweeting as viewers can share their thoughts while using the #Eclipse2017 hashtag. The stream starts at 9 a.m. Pacific time.