WATCH LIVE COVERAGE: Total Solar Eclipse Visible In Parts of South East Asia

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Coverage begins at 8 p.m. on TUESDAY

ABOVE LIVESTREAM: NASA, in partnership with the Exploratorium Science Center in San Francisco, will host activities around the Wednesday, March 8 total solar eclipse, including opportunities to talk with solar scientists and live coverage of the eclipse originating from Woleai island in Micronesia. Coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

NASA, in partnership with the Exploratorium Science Center in San Francisco, will host activities around the March 8 total solar eclipse, including opportunities to talk with solar scientists and live coverage of the eclipse originating from Woleai island in Micronesia.

At 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, solar scientists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will participate in a Reddit Ask Me Anything.

Coverage begins at 8 p.m. on March 8.

The period of total eclipse, called totality, will occur from 8:38 to 8:42 p.m.

Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Instagram users will be able to join the conversation and ask questions using the hashtag #eclipse2016. The NASA Twitter account for the eclipse is @NASASunEarth.

The total eclipse will be visible in parts of South East Asia and a partial eclipse will be visible in parts of Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and America Samoa.

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An eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly between Earth and the sun.

When the moon’s shadow falls on Earth, observers within that shadow see the moon block a portion of the sun’s light.

NASA, in partnership with the Exploratorium Science Center in San Francisco, will host activities around the March 8 total solar eclipse, including opportunities to talk with solar scientists and live coverage of the eclipse originating from Woleai island in Micronesia. (NASA.gov image)

NASA, in partnership with the Exploratorium Science Center in San Francisco, will host activities around the March 8 total solar eclipse, including opportunities to talk with solar scientists and live coverage of the eclipse originating from Woleai island in Micronesia. (NASA.gov image)


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