Eleven states from Oregon to South Carolina are in the path of total darkness for Monday’s a total solar eclipse. Follow the astronomical phenomenon’s journey across America along with NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse.
In Juneau, the eclipse will peak at about 9:20 a.m. The moon will obscure about 56 percent of the sun.
NASA TV’s live coverage will be available beginning at 8 a.m. Alaska time Monday. NASA is following the eclipse from 12 locations plus airplanes, with ground telescopes and 57 high-altitude balloons. Watch on 360 North television, which is available in Juneau over the air on channel 3.3, on cable, satellite and streaming live.
- After admitting a sick ringed seal from Unalaska, veterinarians at the Alaska SeaLife Center are cautiously optimistic about his chances for recovery.
- At the end of February, 3,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Shuyak Strait about 50 miles north of the City of Kodiak. The oil was in a building that collapsed because of a severe windstorm. Since then, a response has been underway to contain the oil, clean it up, and prevent future spills.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska will no longer make new matches between youths and volunteers in four Alaska communities: Haines, Homer, Hoonah, and Sitka. The organization that matches volunteers and youth for one-on-one mentoring, says it’s a matter of reduced federal and state grant funding.
- The pilot won't serve jail time, but must pay the state $25,000 and the family $6,100 in restitution. The judge expressed doubt that it would send the aviation community much of a message.