The Weather Channel announced that it would be partnering with Twitter to live stream the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse, which will be occurring this coming Monday, on August 21. What will make this transmission special is the fact that it will be following the eclipse across the nation.
Twitter and The Weather Channel, Just Two of Those Livestreaming this Special Event
Twitter and The Weather Channel will not be the only ones live streaming the total solar eclipse. Across the many that will probably decide to do so, including CNN, NASA is among the ones that stand out most. The aerospace will be specifically interested in the phenomenon for its scientific value.
— NASA (@NASA) August 17, 2017
Still, The Weather Channel and Twitter will be taking things one step further as they already expressed their intention of following the eclipse across the nation. To do, a team of The Weather Channel sun chasers will be stopping in ten locations in the United States.
These include, among others, Hopkinsville in Kentucky, Tennessee’s Nashville, McMinnville in Oregon, and Stanley in Idaho. This livestream will be anything but static. According to a statement from the two partners, this will kick off at noon ET on Monday, August 21.
Twitter and its platform will be incorporating quite a number of elements in the stream. Based on the statement, this stream will include drone video, as well as live updates from watch groups. It will also be incorporating hyperlocal footage, as well as game shows. The stream should even include a Red Bull Cliff Diving showdown.
Twitter will also not be forgetting about its users, as user tweets will be randomly popping out throughout the stream. They will simply have to use the #Eclipse2017 hashtag.
“We’re going to party like it’s New Year’s Eve,” stated Neil Katz, The Weather Channel’s editor-in-chief, about this “once-in-a-lifetime celestial event” and its livestream.
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