Solar Eclipse Opportunities

Written by WITF | Aug 2, 2017 12:57 PM

On August 21st, 2017, a rare total eclipse will occur visible in many parts of the United States.  WITF-TV has several programming opportunities to learn about the Solar Eclipse:

Monday August 21 at 2:00pm - Ready Jet Go! "Total Eclipse of the Sunspot" - While Mindy, Jet, Sean, and Sydney are trying to use a solar panel to improve their energy efficiency, they notice that Sunspot is acting strange. It turns out that Sunspot was aware of an impending eclipse and was trying to alert the kids to the fact that the Sun would be darkened for a while. Curriculum: A solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon. It's important not to look directly at the Sun during an eclipse, but you can watch it through the use of a box viewer. 

Monday August 21 at 2:30pm - Total Solar Eclipse Live - Join South Carolina Public Television host Beryl Dakers for the extremely rare experience of witnessing a 100% total solar eclipse. South Carolina is a prime location for a total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918. 

Monday August 21 at 9:00pm - NOVA: Eclipse Over America - Join scientists and citizens alike as they observe the first total solar eclipse to traverse the US mainland in over a generation. Discover the storied history of eclipse science and follow current, cutting edge research into the solar corona. This also repeats Wednesday August 23 at 8:00pm

If you are interested in learning more about the Solar Eclipse, check out the following links:

PBS Learning Media - Total Solar Eclipse Animation


Total Solar Eclipse 2017 NASA Resources for Informal Education

Great American Eclipse

Please be safe if you will watch the eclipse: NASA - How to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely

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