Watch: 11 Live Streams Of Thursday’s Breathtaking ‘Ring Of Fire’ Solar Eclipse On YouTube And Facebook
Looking for a solar eclipse live stream? In what is surely the celestial highlight of summer, on Thursday, June 10, 2021 a rare kind of solar eclipse—an annular or “ring” eclipse—will come to parts of Canada, western Greenland, the Arctic Ocean (including the North Pole) and extreme eastern Russia.
Luckily, the solar eclipse will be broadcast on YouTube and Facebook. COVID-19 travel restrictions has made eclipse-chasing rather difficult for this event, but thankfully there are plenty of places to live stream the eclipse online.
Here are 10 sources to live stream the solar eclipse from the U.S., Canada, Europe and around the world:
The ever-reliable timeandate.com will bring to YouTube live footage of the annular solar eclipse on June 10, 2021, starting at 09:00 UTC. Expect real-time animations, maps, times, real-time progress reports and commentary.
Another reliable source for livestreams of astro events is Cosmosapiens, which is promising to show a live feed from along the path of the annular “ring” eclipse in Canada.
Though coordinated by Gianluca Masi at the Virtual Telescope Project in Rome, Italy this stream will have astro-imagers in Toronto and Saint John, Canada, but also in Thunder Bay, Canada, where the eclipse will be annular.
Rik Yeames at the Solar Eclipse Task Force will host a live (and live-streamed) observing event at the Ashworth Hotel on Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.
Another source for live rocket launches and live streams of celestial events also has a livestream scheduled for this eclipse.
Researchers at I-LOFAR in Birr Castle Demesne (Offaly, which will see a 30% partial solar eclipse) and DIAS Dunsink Observatory (Dublin, 28%) will have solar telescopes with cameras set up at both locations and will be livestreaming a close up of the Sun. Ireland’s leading solar physics researchers, Peter Gallagher and Aoife Maria Ryan, will provide the commentary.
Live from the prime meridian and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), an expert astronomy team will explain the science of solar eclipses show a live telescope feed from the Annie Maunder Astrographic Telescope. It will also be streamed live on Facebook.
Coats Observatory in Paisley, Scotland is the country’s oldest public observatory. Expect footage from a dedicated solar telescope live on Facebook, with staff will be online to answer any astronomy questions. Paisley will see a 32% partial solar eclipse.
Nick James, eclipse-chaser and Director of the Comet Section at the British Astronomical Association (BAA) will broadcast on YouTube a live feed of a 20% partial solar eclipse from Chelmsford, Essex through a Megrez 72FD telescope.
In this live stream, the Astrophysics Group at the University of Exeter will attempt to bring us a live view of the Sun as the Moon passes in front of it. It will peak at 21% at 10:06 UTC.
Here’s a live broadcast that promises to combine views from Aachen in Germany, where a 14% partial solar eclipse will be seen, with a live feed from Berlin’s 13% eclipse and live images of the sun from different regions of Germany.
Where and when will the live streams come from?
The solar eclipse is a global event, beginning as a slight partial solar eclipse at 08:12 UTC in North America and ending at 13:11 UTC in far northwest China. So we’ll see images and video from New York City’s ‘sunrise’ solar eclipse followed swiftly by a partial solar eclipse beginning in Europe, maximising in Newfoundland, Montreal and Toronto, and then the highlight—the “ring” eclipse in Ontario, Hudson Bay and Baffin Island, Canada.
Expect also to see many images from Europe’s network of observatory and amateur astronomers; Reykjavik, the Shetland Islands, Dublin, London, Oslo, Berlin, Siberia, Irkutsk and many others are sure to feature. The last places to see the partial eclipse will be Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia and Urumqi in China.