While total solar eclipses aren’t that rare on earth – up to 5 can race across the planet in a given year – what is rare about the August 21st eclipse is that its path of totality will traverse the entirety of the United States, from coast to coast. The last time that happened was nearly a century ago, according to the Farmer’s Almanac.
Sitting directly in the path of totality is Lincoln, Nebraska, home of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Naturally the Huskers are making a B1G show the celestial event, and we’re proud to share with you their live stream shot from the UNL Student Observatory.
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The eclipse process will take 2 hours and 52 minutes starting at 11:35 AM CST. The total eclipse will last 90 seconds beginning at 1:03 PM. Scientific play-by-play will be provided by Dan Claes, professor and chair of physics and astronomy; Tim Gay, professor of physics and astronomy; and Richard Green, astronomy professor at the University of Arizona.
For a full list of all of the eclipse-related events and coverage UNL has planned, visit their newsroom site here.