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SOLAR ECLIPSE

75% blockage of sun at 10:17 a.m.

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SOLAR ECLIPSE

Manteca Library’s Nels Clarke goes over eclipse information for those gathered Saturday in the Children’s reading Area during the Eclipse Storytime at Manteca Public Library.

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POSTED August 21, 2017 1:22 a.m.

If you can’t witness the total solar eclipse in person, you can still see it online or via TV.

Here are some of the viewing options: 

uNASA will offer hours of coverage online and on NASA Television beginning at noon. It plans livestreaming of the eclipse beginning at 10 a.m. with images from satellites, research aircraft, high-altitude balloons and specially modified telescopes.

uCNN coverage will include reporting from Oregon, Missouri, Tennessee and South Carolina. In partnership with Volvo, CNN also plans two hours of livestreaming, 360-degree coverage accessible in virtual reality through Oculus headsets beginning at 10 a.m.

uThe PBS science series NOVA is planning a quick turnaround with an hour-long eclipse documentary at 6 p.m.

uThe Science Channel will broadcast its live coverage from Madras, Oregon, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with commentary from educators and astronomers from the Lowell Observatory.

uDavid Muir will anchor ABC’s two hours of live coverage, with correspondents reporting from viewing parties across the country. NBC also plans live coverage, with Lester Holt hosting special reports at 10 and 11 a.m. featuring correspondents reporting from Oregon, Illinois, Wyoming and South Carolina. Shepard Smith will break into typical broadcasting on Fox News Channel from noon to 4 p.m. to update viewers on the eclipse.

uThe Weather Channel is kicking off its live coverage at 3 a.m. and continuing throughout the day with dispatches from seven locations.

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