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.
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