NASA Announces Television Coverage for Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be treated to an
eclipse of the Sun, and NASA Television will carry it live from
coast to coast from unique vantage points on the ground and
from aircraft and spacecraft, including the International Space
Station. Coverage will be featured during the live four-hour
broadcast Eclipse Across America: Through the Eyes of NASA.

Programming begins at 9 a.m. PDT (noon EDT) with a preview show
hosted from Charleston, South Carolina. The main show begins at
10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) and will cover the path of
the eclipse will take across the United States,
from Oregon to South Carolina. The program will feature views
from NASA research aircraft, high-altitude balloons, satellites
and specially-modified telescopes. It also will include live
reports from Charleston, as well as from Salem, Oregon; Idaho
Falls, Idaho; Beatrice, Nebraska; Jefferson City, Missouri;
Carbondale, Illinois; Hopkinsville, Kentucky; and Clarksville,

The Toshiba Vision screen in New York’s Times Square will
broadcast the program live in its entirety to give the public a
big-screen view of the eclipse. Viewers in Times Square can
listen to NASA coverage while observing it on the big screen by
downloading the NASA app or going to

Catch NASA’s live coverage using any of the following:


Social Media

Embedding Streams


NASA TV on Galaxy-13

NASA TV channels are digital C-band signals, carried by
QPSK/DVB-S modulation on satellite Galaxy-13, transponder 11,
at 127 degrees west longitude, with a downlink frequency of
3920 MHz, vertical polarization, data rate of 38.80 MHz, symbol
rate of 28.0681 Mbps, and 3/4 FEC. A Digital Video Broadcast
(DVB) compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) is needed for

NTV-1 (Public-Education) HD Program = 101 (NTV-1)

Compression Format = MPEG-2, Video PID = 0x112 hex / 274
decimal, AC-3 PID = 0x113 hex / 275 decimal, MPEG I Layer II
Audio PID = 0x114 hex / 276 decimal. NASA also is providing an
uncaptioned KU feed for this event only on Galaxy 17,
Transponder TBD.

NTV-3 (Media) HD Program = 103 (NTV-3)

Compression Format = MPEG-4, Video PID = 0x1031 hex / 4145
decimal, AC-3 Audio PID = 0x1034 hex /4148 decimal, MPEG I
Layer II Audio PID = 0x1035 hex /4149 decimal. NASA also is
providing a raw feed on the Verizon AVOC. The transmit circuit
numbers are 36 TBGS 101315 AVOC TX 1 and 36 TBGS 101321 AVOC TX
2. Media requesting this connection must contact Verizon
directly and have had presence on the AVOC previously.

All content and times are subject to change in real-time and
without notice.

For more details and a broadcast timeline, visit:

In addition to the NASA TV broadcast, live video streams from
locations across the country will be available at:

To view and download NASA eclipse images, visit:

All imagery and videos are in the public domain and can be used
with the proper credit. For more information, please see NASA’s
Media Usage Guidelines at:

News Media Contact

Dwayne Brown
NASA Headquarters, Washington

Andrew Good
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Karen Fox
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.