NASA Eclipse Broadcast Viewing with EAPS

Monday, April 08, 2024 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Building 54, Building 55 Atrium - Media Wall and Community Stairs
21 AMES ST, Cambridge, MA 02139

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences will be sharing the live NASA coverage of the 2024 solar eclipse on the media wall in the atrium of the new Building 55 from 1-4pm.

Feel free to drop in anytime to view the broadcast from NASA as the eclipse moves across North America, traveling through Mexico, across the United States from Texas to Maine, and out across Canada’s Atlantic coast. 


Local Eclipse Viewing and Safety Information:

The maximum partial eclipse at MIT will have about 92.5% of the sun’s photosphere covered.
Start of the Partial Eclipse on campus: 2:16:05 pm
Maximum Partial Eclipse on campus: 3:30:46 pm
End of Eclipse on campus: 4:39:07 pm

Safety: The first and most basic rule of solar observing is: “Do not directly look at the sun!” With proper solar glasses, you can view the eclipse, but they should have ISO 12312-2 written on them. For more safety info:

Cameras: Like your eyes, all cameras also need to be protected from the direct light of the sun. Solar filters (either specially made mylar or smoke glass) should be used in front of all optics pointing at the sun, including phones and DSLR cameras. The American Astronomical Society has tips on taking video and still images on their site here:

If you do not have a special solar filter for your device, you can try indirect imaging:


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