NASA provides spectacular solar eclipse coverage

Screengrab of Solar eclipse in Carbondale, US courtesy of NASA livestream programme: 2024 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA

KUALA LUMPUR, April 9: The National Aeronautical and Space Agency (NASA) of US provided a spectacular live coverage of the April 8 total solar eclipse that moved across Mexico, the United States and Canada.

Starting the livestream at 1pm New York time, the space exploration agency provided a coverage that coordinated broadcasts from Mexico to the northern and central cities of US that were on the path of the solar eclipse, capturing the scenes of the moon blocking out the sun in these places.

Day became night for few minutes in these places, with thousands of people who had turned up to witness the event, cheering with wonder at the celestial event.

With the theme, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA, the livestream coverage also lined up interviews with NASA experts commenting from the signficance of the events to its effects on birds and other animals and the learning opportunity it provided.

While the experience of the full eclipse were confined to the cities on its path, other parts of the US were reported to have viewed a partial solar eclipse.